Jose Maria Valenzuela works on global and comparative studies on decarbonisation and the governance of technological change. He joined InSIS as a postdoctoral researcher for the Governance and Standards for Carbon Neutrality (GASCONE) programme. He is also an active member of the Oxford Scenarios Programme and the Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, and the Oxford Martin Programme on Post Carbon Transition.
He's finalising a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and trained as an international politics scholar at El Colegio de Mexico, the University of Chicago, and Tsinghua University. He has most recently conducted comparative research in Europe, China, and Latin American electricity markets. Between 2011 and 2017, he worked for Mexico's Department of Energy and WWF Mexico on climate and renewable energy policy; and worked as a consultant to UNIDO, UNEP, and the US-National Renewable Energy Lab on institutional design for low carbon transitions in energy and industry.