Caterina Gennaioli

Post Doctoral Researcher

Caterina joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2011. She is generally interested in the evaluation of public policy, combining political economy theory and microeconometric techniques. At the moment she is studying institutional aspects of climate finance (eg corruption, lobbying and rent-seeking).


Caterina holds an MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University. During her PhD, she was visiting the University of Chicago. Before joining the LSE, she worked for one year as a Post Doctoral Researcher at FEEM, Milan.

Research interests

  • Political economy;
  • Development;
  • Applied-Microeconometrics;
  • Corruption;
Working paper  1 April, 2014

What drives climate change legislation?

This paper analyses national and international factors that drive the adoption of legislation on climate change. Our unique dataset of climate laws identifies 419 pieces of … read more »


Research article  21 March, 2013

Using micro data to examine causal effects of climate policy

Reference Gennaioli, C., Martin, R., Muuls, M. 2013. Using micro data to examine causal effects of climate policy. In: Handbook on Energy and Climate Change (Roger Fouquet [ed.]), Edwards Elgar … read more »

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Students at a lecture at the London School of Economics
Grantham Workshop 9 Jul 2014

GLOBE Climate legislation study

A review of climate legislation in 66 countries: findings from the 4th edition and outlook to the 5th edition read more »

Grantham Workshop 22 Jan 2014

Ethnic Diversity and Deforestation: Evidence from Indonesia

Grantham Workshop seminar series   Speaker: Caterina Gennaioli


Energy, technology and innovation
Grantham Workshop, Policy Seminars 27 Feb 2012

'Clean' or 'dirty' energy: evidence on a renewable energy resource curse

The above paper, written by Caterina Gennaioli and Massimo Tavoni, will be presented. Taking a political economy approach, the link between public support schemes for renewable energy and the potential … read more »

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