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  • Stefania Lovo

    Former Research Officer

    Stefania joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2012, where she contributed to the Green Growth research programme. Her research focused on environmental issues in developing countries. She moved on in August 2016 to become a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading.

    Background

    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

    • Environmental policies in developing countries;
    • Development economics;

    2015

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    Working paper  13 December, 2015

    Public goods and ethnic diversity: evidence from deforestation in Indonesia

    This paper shows that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively related to the degree of ethnic fractionalization at the district level. To identify a casual relation we exploit … read more »

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    Research article  28 October, 2015

    Tenure Insecurity and Investment in Soil Conservation. Evidence from Malawi

    This paper focuses on two main sources of tenure insecurity, informal short-term tenancy contracts, and customary gender-biased inheritance practices. Using a large plot-level dataset from Malawi, the analysis employs a linear probability model with household fixed effects and finds that both sources of insecurity have a negative effect on soil conservation investments. read more »

    Working paper  15 October, 2015

    Crop diversification and child health: Empirical evidence from Tanzania

    Malnutrition is recognized as a major issue among low-income households in developing countries with long-term implications for economic development. Recently, crop diversification has been recognized as a strategy to improve … read more »

    Working paper  25 March, 2015

    International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

    New research analsying major trends in global energy prices and the extent to which energy prices are a good proxy for emissions policy stringency. New dataset available. read more »

    2014

    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 »

    2013

    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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    2015

    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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    Announcement  22 January, 2016

    Consulting: Energy & Economics

    Tuesday, February 9th, 6.15pm – 8pm LSE Campus, TW1.G.01 Stefania Lovo will be hosting the first ever collaboration between the LSE Student Union Energy and Economics Societies’ at this panel … read more »

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    Grantham Workshop 16 Mar 2016

    Grantham Workshop | Stefania Lovo 'Understanding permanent migration response to natural disasters and climate shocks - evidence from Indonesia'

    Stefania Lovo, Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute, will be the speaker for this seminar.

    2015

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    Conferences 16 Sep 2015

    Conference | Economics of innovation, diffusion, growth and the environment

    This three day conference will cover a wide range of topics in the area of the economics of growth, development and technological change. 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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    2015

    Data setWorking paper  25 March, 2015

    International and sectoral variation in energy prices 1995-2011: how does it relate to emissions policy stringency?

    New research analsying major trends in global energy prices and the extent to which energy prices are a good proxy for emissions policy stringency. New dataset available. read more »

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