Kristina Karlsson

Deputy Director, Climate Policy


As deputy director of the Climate Policy team, Kristina Karlsson leads the Roosevelt Institute's work on environmental justice, implementation of the renewable transition, and fossil fuel wind-down.

Kristina Karlsson is deputy director of Roosevelt’s climate work as part of the Climate and Economic Transformation program. Her work focuses on democratic implementation of the renewable transition, equity and environmental justice, fossil fuel wind-down and climate finance, and the intersection of climate and macroeconomics.

Most recently, Kristina’s research has focused on the importance of incorporating climate financial risk into the oversight and management of public pension funds and the connection between volatile fossil fuel prices and inflation.

Prior to joining the climate policy team, Kristina was a corporate power researcher at Roosevelt focused on antitrust, financialization, and corporate governance.

Kristina holds a BA in economics and French from Bowdoin College and an MA in economics from the New School for Social Research.