Former staff


Maria Waldinger

Former Research Officer

Maria worked as a Research Officer at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from 2014 until 2018. Her work focused on adaptation to climate change in developing countries and the economic effects of long-term climate change in history.

Background

Maria holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, UK.

Research interests

  • Adaptation to climate change – barriers and pre-conditions
  • The economic effects of climate change in developing countries
  • The effects of long-term climate change in history
  • Long-term economic growth

2017

Research article  7 July, 2017

The long-run effects of missionary orders in Mexico

Waldinger, Maria (2017). In: Journal of Development Economics, 127. pp. 355-378. ISSN 0304-3878

2015

Working paper  22 October, 2015

The economic effects of long-term climate change: evidence from the little ice age

This paper studies the economic effects of long-term and gradual climate change, over a period of 250 years, when people have time to adapt. read more »

Working paper  19 May, 2015

The effects of climate change on internal and international migration: implications for developing countries

This synthesis paper informs the development community about the effects of climate change on migration patterns within and out of developing countries, concentrating on the economic aspects of migration. Empirical … read more »

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2015

Policy publications  19 October, 2015

Climate change and migration in developing countries: evidence and implications for PRISE countries

This paper looks at the economic aspects of migration in six semi-arid countries that are the focus of the PRISE (Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies) project: Burkina Faso, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Tajikistan. read more »

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2015

Commentary  19 October, 2015

Current events in Europe show how quickly a migrant and refugee crisis can escalate

Does a new study on the effects of climate change on migration patterns in developing countries have any implications for the current refugee crisis in Europe? read more »

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