Kristina Mohlin

Senior Economist


Areas of expertise:
Climate and energy policy, wholesale electricity market design, gas transportation markets, electricity tariff design

Kristina Mohlin is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, where she provides economics expertise to support the organization’s advocacy on energy markets and looks for ways to bridge the gap between the research community and policymakers.

Kristina’s area of expertise is climate and energy policy. Her focus is natural gas and electricity markets where she uses her research training in economic theory and applied methods to understand the market design, relevant pollution regulations and barriers to market entry for low carbon resources. She also provides analysis on policy design for EDF's advocacy focused on reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.

For more information about Kristina’s research, please visit her page on Google Scholar.


Prior to joining EDF, Kristina was a PhD student at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, under the supervision of Profs Jessica Coria and Thomas Sterner. Before transitioning to economics, she studied engineering and served as a research assistant at the Division of Physical Resource Theory at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.


  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • M.Sc.Eng. (Civilingenjör) in Industrial Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Spiller, E., R. Esparza, K. Mohlin, K. Tapia-Ahumada & B. Unel (2020). “The Role of Electricity Tariff Design in Distributed Energy Resource Deployment”. Environmental Defense Fund Economics Discussion Paper Series, EDF EDP 20-03.

Mohlin, K., A. Bi, S. Brooks, J.R. Camuzeaux & T. Stoerk (2019) "Turning the corner on US power sector CO2 emissions - a 1990-2015 state level analysis". Environmental Research Letters, 14, 084049.

Mohlin, K., J.R. Camuzeaux, A. Muller, M Schneider and G Wagner (2018), “Factoring in the forgotten role of renewables in CO2 emission trends using decomposition analysis”. Energy Policy, 116, 290-296.

Coria, J. and K. Mohlin (2017), "On Refunding of Emission Taxes and Technology Diffusion". Strategic Behavior and the Environment, 6(3), pp 205-248.

Convery, F. J., K. Mohlin, E. Spiller (2017). “Policy Brief—Designing Electric Utility Rates: Insights on Achieving Efficiency, Equity, and Environmental Goals.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 11 (1), 156-164.

Jensen, S., K. Mohlin, K. Pittel, K., & T. Sterner (2015). "An introduction to the Green Paradox: The unintended consequences of climate policies." Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 9(2), 246-265.

Bonilla, J., J. Coria, K. Mohlin, & T. Sterner (2015). Refunded emission payments and diffusion of NOx abatement technologies in Sweden. Ecological Economics, 116, 132-145.

Badtke-Berkow, M., M. Centore, K. Mohlin, and B. Spiller (2015). “ Primer on Time-Variant Electricity Pricing”, EDF Whitepaper.

Mohlin, K., B. Spiller, M. Badtke-Berkow, J. Fine, G. Donzelli, and C. Larose (2014). “SolaROI: Estimating Returns to Residential Solar Panels from Underlying Tariff Structures and Compensation Mechanisms", EDF Whitepaper.

Damon, M., K. Mohlin, & T. Sterner (2013). “Putting a Price on the Future of Our Children and Grandchildren.” In Livermore, M., & Revesz, R. (eds), The Globalization of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Policy, Oxford University Press.

Wirsenius, S., F. Hedenus & K. Mohlin (2011). “Greenhouse gas taxes on animal food products: rationale, tax scheme and climate mitigation effects.Climatic Change, 108(1-2), 159-184.