Jimena is an Economics PhD student at UCSB, interested in the intersection between Environment and Development Economics. She previously worked at the Economic Research Division of Mexico's Central Bank conducting research on Labor, Inequality, and Monetary Policy. Jimena has a Master of Public Policy from Duke University where she conducted research on the forest loss impacts of logging certification and protected areas in Peru and Cameroon. She also worked for the Mexican Ministry of Environment and a private consulting firm. Jimena also holds a B.A. in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Panlasigui, S., Rico-Straffon, J., Pfaff, A., Swenson, J., & Loucks, C.J (2018). “Impacts of certification, uncertified concessions, and protected areas on forest loss in Cameroon, 2000 to 2013,” Biological Conservation.
Rico-Straffon, J., Panlasigui, S., Swenson, J., Loucks, C.J. & Pfaff, A. (2018). “Logging Concessions, Certification & Protected Areas in the Peruvian Amazon: Evaluating Forest Impacts from Combinations of Land-use Rights & Restrictions,” Working Paper, 2018-11, Banco de México.
Panlasigui, S., Rico-Straffon, J., Swenson, J., Loucks, C.J. & Pfaff, A. (2015). “Early Days in the Certification of Logging Concessions: Estimating FSC’s Deforestation Impact in Peru and Cameroon.” Duke Environmental and Energy Economics Working Paper Series. Working Paper EE15-05.