Octaviano, Claudia

Claudia Octaviano
General Coordinator for Climate Change and Low-Carbon Development, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático, Mexico
Alumna and Former Postdoctoral associate, Joint Program


Dr. Claudia Octaviano was a Postdoctoral Associate at the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change in 2015. Her research focused on understanding the large-scale integration of renewable energy in future energy systems, and the value of new disruptive technologies such as storage technologies in the changing energy landscape as climate mitigation advances. Prior to MIT she worked on the design and negotiation of new regulations for the power and oil sectors.  She has consulted for the World Bank and the UN on energy policy issues in Latin America, as well as for Centro Mario Molina in Mexico City.  She held the Molina fellowship, the Fulbright scholarship and the Scholarship of the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico.

Claudia is also affiliated with the Engineering Systems Division at MIT.

Education + Credentials
B.A., Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City, Mexico, Economics, 2001
M.S., Yale University, Environmental Science, 2009
Ph. D, MIT, Engineering Systems Division, The Value of Electricity Storage under Large-Scale Penetration of Renewable Energy: a Hybrid Modeling Approach, 2015

Recent Publications

Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Veysey, J., C. Octaviano, K. Calvin, S. Herreras Martinez, A. Kitous, J. McFarland, and B. van der Zwaan (2016). Energy Economics, 56(May 2016): 587–599
Student Dissertation or Thesis
Octaviano, C. (2015). PhD Thesis, Engineering Systems Division, MIT [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Octaviano, C., S. Paltsev and A.C. Gurgel (2015). Energy Economics, 56, 600-614 (doi: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.04.007) [PDF]
Joint Program Reprint, Journal Article
Tapia-Ahumada, K., C. Octaviano, S. Rausch and I. Pérez-Arriaga (2015). Economic Modelling, 51(December 2015): 242–262 [PDF]

News + Media

News Release
Joint Program News | 
Dec 08, 2015
Student Spotlight
Joint Program News | 
Jun 01, 2015