S.F. (Sioux) Melo León


Sioux Melo is part of the SCALAR project, revising damage functions in economic assessments of climate change impacts (with a focus on floods) and integrating autonomous adaptation behavior of individual actors in macroeconomic models by linking them with agent-based models. The aim for this analysis is to quantify damages from adverse climate change impacts (floods and sea level rise) and interplay of public and private adaptation measures, including the feedback between heterogeneous actors like firms and households with the rest of the economy.

Sioux got her master degree in economics from the Externado  University of Colombia. In her thesis Sioux focused on social network analysis applied to the industrialization process in Antioquia-Colombia for the period 1880-1930. Previously, she was part of the research team developing the agenda of the Economic Impact Study of Climate Change for Colombia at the National Planning Department of Colombia working on national adaptation and mitigation strategies, especially regarding water and agriculture.

Sioux Melo León

PhD Candidate

Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis