Faculty of Business and Economics,
University of Melbourne
Leslie is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne. Her primary fields are environmental economics and energy economics. Her secondary fields are industrial organisation and international development. Leslie's research currently focuses on consumer responses to the availability of smart meter data in markets with retail competition, and interactions between regulation, firms, and environmental outcomes in industrialising countries. Sub-topics include: energy efficiency gains from trade liberalization, and how power cuts affect investment decisions in industrializing countries. Leslie has a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in applied math from MIT. She spent several years as a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, studying the impact of climate change-related disasters on developing countries, and as a consultant for the World Bank in Bolivia working on productivity and competitiveness, pension reform, and hydrocarbon taxes. Leslie is currently teaching Econ30011 Environmental Economics (3rd year Economics undergraduate) and Econ90067 Empirical Environmental and Energy Economics (2nd year PhD).