Clara Garcia Bouyssou

Clara Garcia Bouyssou

Research Assistant

About me

I'm a PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO). My PhD research is embedded in a larger project aiming to investigate the role of income, demographics, climate, and trade policies in the development of the animal food sectors internationally (FutureAnimalFood). I focus on the demand side of the story.



- Teaching assistant and guest lecturer: Advanced International Trade (MSc) and Econometrics (BSc).



2019 - MSc Economics and Applied Econometrics, Toulouse School of Economics, France.

2017 - BSc in Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Previous experience

May 2019 - Jul 2020: Junior Econometrician, OECD - Environment Directorate, France.

Nov 2016 - Jul 2017: Research Assistant, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Summary of my PhD project

The first paper of my PhD project is a meta-analysis of food demand elasticities with an emphasis on animal food elasticities, which provides the meta-data to estimate disaggregated meta-elasticities for different animal foods (e.g., beef, pork, and poultry). Expenditure and price elasticity estimates are key parameters to project future market developments, it is, therefore, essential that they are reliable and comparable not only within products but also across countries. In the second paper, I use the meta-data collected for the previous paper to project food demand meta-elasticities under different Shared Socioeconomic Pathways using machine-learning models. Finally, the third paper builds on my previous research and examines possible policy scenarios targeting sustainable and healthy diets.

The research program is funded by Norma og Frode Jacobsens Fond, Svineafgiftsfonden, Mælkeafgiftsfonden, Kvægafgiftsfonden, Fjerkræafgiftsfonden, and the University of Copenhagen.

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