Kerstin works for the BalticSTERN Secretariat. Her main task has been to coordinate the benefits analysis, which contributes to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and to a future Stern-like review of the Baltic Sea.
Kerstin has since 2006 been working as an environmental economist at the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Swedish EPA) where she has been working with policy instruments, cost-effectiveness analyses, and valuation of ecosystem services. Her main focus has been on issues concerning freshwater, coastal and marine waters. She has been involved both at a national, Nordic and EU-level in for example the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and work related to the OSPAR Commission and HELCOM. She has also provided support to the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.
One of the projects she has been involved in at the Swedish EPA is a permit-fee system for the reduction of phosphorus and nitrogen discharges to the Baltic Sea. In 2009 Kerstin was also one of two coordinators of the conference The Value of Our Marine Environment during the Swedish EU-presidency.
She holds an MSc in Public Administration and Environmental Studies with a major in Economics from Umeå University and an MSc in Aquatic Resource Management from King´s College London with a special interest in valuation and management of ecosystem services.