Dr Carmen Marchiori

Visiting Fellow

Carmen’s recent work investigates the aspect of fairness in bargaining, the role of inequality in the collective management of natural resources, the effectiveness of water rights buy-back policies, and issues concerning the strategic formation of international environmental agreements. She also holds the following positions:

  • Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Economics at the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
  • External collaborator for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM).


Previously, Carmen was an Alcoa fellow at the LSE Centre for Environmental Policy and Governance (2007-8) and a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (2006-7). She also worked as an external consultant for the World Bank (2004-5). Carmen holds a BSc in Economics (Universitá Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy), an MSc in Economics (UCL) and a PhD in Environmental Economics (LSE).

Research interests

  • Environmental economics and development;
  • Water resource management;
  • Climate change;
  • Game theory;
  • Negotiation theory.


Working paper  31 January, 2018

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »


Research article  25 September, 2016

Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

We investigate the effect of domestic politics on international environmental policy by incorporating into a classic stage game of coalition formation the phenomenon of lobbying by special-interest groups. In … read more »


Working paper  1 January, 2014

Network economics and the environment: insights and perspectives

Recent research in the field of network economics has shown how explicitly modelling the network structure of social and economic relations can provide significant theoretical insights, … read more »


Working paper  1 August, 2012

Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements

The theory of international environmental agreements overwhelmingly assumes that governments engage as unitary agents. Each government makes choices based on benefits and costs that are simple … read more »


Research article  18 February, 2009

Endogenous minimum participation in international environmental treaties

Many international treaties come into force only after a minimum number of countries have signed and ratified the treaty. Minimum participation constraints are particularly frequent in the case of … read more »


Research article  17 March, 2008

Promoting groundwater reform in the Guadiana Basin

Stratton, S.E., Simon, L.K., and Marchiori, C. January 2008. Promoting groundwater reform in the Guadiana Basin. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, v.90.

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Commentary  5 December, 2012

Why do we see unilateral action on climate change?

In keeping with expectations, recent multilateral climate change talks in Doha have achieved very little. Yet, the good news is that unilateral action is on the up. This column argues … read more »

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