Currently a project manager on climate economics and methodology development for climate policy planning at the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris. He has a background in development economics, and a PhD from The University of Manchester on the economy and the environment in the agricultural sector during transition in Romania. Prior to UNEP, Serban has been working on macro-econometric hybrid modelling of climate mitigation policies at 4CMR, University of Cambridge. His research interests include: the epistemology of economic theories and implications for more sustainable development pathways; the economics of climate change mitigation and adaptation; deforestation, agricultural development and collective action; and the economics of post-Communist transition. He is particularly interested in the evolution of new economics elements into mainstream economics and the potential for stronger interdisciplinary links particularly with sociology and ecology.