Researcher biography

Céline Nauges is an Australian Research Council Fellow at the University of Queensland. Before moving to Australia, she was a research director at the French Institute for Research in Agriculture (INRA) and Toulouse School of Economics (France). Her major research interest is on applied microeconometrics aimed at informing economic policies for the management of natural resources, with a special focus on water, both in developed and developing countries. In the agricultural sector, Céline Nauges developed some research on farmers’ decision making in areas where irrigation water can be a limiting input, developing models which accommodate production risk and technological innovation. She recently started working on Australian water markets. She has also performed several ex-post analyses of environmental and agricultural policies in various countries. She has published a number of research articles in national and international journals and she has been chosen as a water sector expert by various institutions including the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and the OECD.