Focus areas: Energy economics, competition in energy markets, regulation of energy markets, electricity markets, financial trading in electricity markets, industrial organization.

Ignacia Mercadal is Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at SIPA where she teaches energy economics. Her research centers on competition and regulation in energy markets, with a particular focus on electricity markets.

She previously served as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mercadal holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, a MSc from Tilburg University, and an MA and a BA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.