Danae Hernández-Cortés

Academic Fellow 2022
Assistant Professor
ASU School of Sustainability

Danae Hernández-Cortés is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Sustainability. She joined ASU from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she received her doctorate in economics with an emphasis in environmental science. Hernández-Cortés' research explores equitable energy transitions, environmental justice and environmental economics.


Ph.D. Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara

B.A. Economics, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), Mexico City


Peer-reviewed publications

Arceo-Gomez, E., Hernandez-Cortes, D. & Lopez-Feldman, A. Droughts and rural households’ wellbeing: evidence from Mexico. Climatic Change. Vol. 162. September 2020, pp. 1197-1212.

Chakraborti, L., Heres, D. & Hern´andez-Cort´es, D. “Are Land Values Related to Ambient Air Pollution Levels? Hedonic Evidence from Mexico City”. Environment and Development Economics. Vol. 24, Issue 3. June 2019, pp. 252-270.

Lopez-Feldman, A. & Hernandez-Cortes, D. “Cambio Climatico y Agricultura: Una Revision de la Literatura con Enfasis en America Latina” [Climate Change and Agriculture: A Literature Review for Latin America] El Trimestre Economico, 2016, 332:459-496.

Chapters and policy reports

Enhancing equity while eliminating emissions in California’s supply of transportation fuels with emLab Carbon Neutrality project team.

Carbon Neutrality and California’s Transportation Fossil Fuel Supply with emLab Carbon Neutrality project team.

Mexican Rural Households’ Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change with Alejandro Lopez-Feldman, Antonio Yunez-Naude, J. Edward Taylor and Alan Hernandez. White Paper for the Environmental Working Group of the UC-Mexico Initiative. August 11, 2017.

The link between clean air policy and climate change policy in Mexico: Building an agenda for evaluation and research with Paulina Oliva, Marco Heredia, Victor H. Paramo, Teresita Romero, Jose A. Ortinez, Giovanna Montagner, and Karla J. Lopez. White Paper for the Environmental Working Group of the UC-Mexico Initiative. October 23, 2017.

MRV Blueprint for Road Freight Transport NAMA in Mexico with Georg Schmid and Miriam Frisch. MRV Blueprint, German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. 2015.