Jose Antonio Ordonez is researcher within the business unit Global Sustainable Energy Transitions, supporting the integration of renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate protection policies in developing countries and emerging economies. His work focus is in energy system simulations and scenario development with LEAP, Input-Output modelling, electricity prices and politically induced price components. He has participated in numerous national and international projects, gaining work experience in, among others, ASEAN (development of two energy outlooks for the Association of South East Asian Nations, comprising Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), Mexico (projection of the long-term Mexican energy efficiency baseline development and determination of sectoral energy efficiency potentials), as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (assessing the potential of local manufacturing of energy technologies). He has been instructor in numerous international capacity-building workshops in energy modelling (Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico). He holds a Master of Science degree in industrial engineering from the Technical University of Berlin with focus on energy and resource management. Since 2017, he is Ph.D. researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC Berlin), as part of the working group Climate and Development. His doctoral thesis deals with the political economy and distributional impacts of energy and climate policies in developing countries and emerging economies.