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. Her research focuses on environmental issues in developing countries.

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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