Former staff
Left to work at ICF Consulting, London


  • Svetlana Batrakova

    Former Post Doctoral Researcher

    Svetlana worked for the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment from January 2012 until April 2013, as a Post Doctoral Researcher on applied issues of trade, innovations and the environment. Svetlana went on to work as a Senior Consultant at ICF Consulting in London.


    Svetlana was previously a researcher at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Netherlands.

    She has a PhD from University College Dublin, School of Economics, Ireland, and an MSc in economics, Cum Laude diploma, from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

    Research programmes

    Practical aspects of climate policy

    Research interests

    • International trade;
    • The environment;
    • Innovations;
    • Microeconometrics;
    • Firm-product data analysis.


    Working paper  1 October, 2012

    Does industry concentration matter for pollution haven effects?

    This paper focuses on the role of firm’s market power and industry concentration in a still debated issue of pollution haven effects or carbon ‘leakage’, represented … read more »

    Research article  14 January, 2012

    Is there an environmental benefit to being an exporter? Evidence from firm level data.

    Svetlana Batrakova and Ronald B. Davies, 2012. In Review of World Economics. One concern over globalisation is its impact on the environment. We analyse the consequences of becoming an exporter … read more »

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