Olga Mashkina was born in the research center in Siberia (Akademgorodok, Novosibirsk) and got her M.Sc. and Ph.D. (2003) in environmental economics. After spending 10 years in the USA (University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Massachusetts-Amherst) she has been working in several research institutions in Europe (IIASA, University of Paris-Nanterre, Center for Markets in Transitions). Currently was working as a senor researcher in the Finnish Environment Institute (Helsinki) where she was involved in various research projects (under European Union 7th Framework programme) on economic assessment of adaptation options to climate change in different areas (water, biodiversity), better regulation of emerging technologies (nano- and GM), environmental knowledge production and policy and interface between science and policy. She has also been involved in teaching (Green economics), and is a thesis supervisor to B.Sc. students.Main research interests are: ecological and institutional economics, environmental and forest policy, valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change adaptation, science-policy interface, better regulation, transition to a post carbon economy.
Olga has recently relocated to France and works now as an environmental economist for the research & environment agency ACTeon.