Stefania Lovo

Research Officer

Stefania joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2012, where she contributes to the Green Growth research programme.


Stefania worked previously at the Legatum Institute and as external consultant for the World Bank and the Italian Development Cooperation in the West Bank.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex and a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Verona.

 Research interests

  • Climate change mitigation policies in developing countries;
  • Development economics;
  • Applied microeconomics.


Working paper  11 September, 2014

Public goods and ethnic diversity: evidence from deforestation in Indonesia

We show that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively correlated with the degree of ethnic fractionalization of the communities. We explore several channels that may link the two … read more »

Working paper  11 August, 2014

Investment in second-hand capital goods and energy intensity

This paper investigates the relationship between investment in new and second-hand capital goods and energy intensity. read more »

Working paper  1 January, 2014

The effect of environmental decentralization on polluting industries in India

This paper examines the unintended effects of the 2006 reform of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process in India using firm-level data for the period 1998-2012. … read more »


Working paper  1 May, 2013

Tenure insecurity and investment in soil conservation. Evidence from Malawi

Tenure insecurity can have important consequences for the conservation of natural resources. Land titling is often considered a solution to the problem of weak investment incentives … read more »

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Policy report  26 January, 2015

Green agricultural policies and poverty reduction

Since developing countries typically have large agricultural sectors, the implementation of green agricultural policies can play a key role in helping shift to low-carbon economies. However, the challenge … read more »

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Conferences 26 Mar 2015

Green Growth and the New Industrial Revolution

Keynote Speakers Professor Cameron Hepburn, University of Oxford and Grantham Research Institute Simon Upton, Environment Director, OECD Chairs Professor Dame Judith Rees, Grantham Research Institute Professor Sam Fankhauser, Grantham Research … read more »

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