Stefania Lovo is an Associate Professor in Economics at the University of Reading. Prior to joining Reading, Stefania was a research officer at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of environmental and development economics with a focus on the impact of public policy and the role of institutions. In particular, she has studied how deforestation interacts with ethnic diversity and institutional quality, how tenure insecurity, climate shocks and crop choices affect individual and household welfare and how environmental policies and decentralisation impact on firm location, international trade and firm performance. Stefania is also a visiting fellow at the Grantham Research Institute and has been an external consultant for the World Bank.
With LSE Consulting (LSE Enterprise), Stefania has contributed to various sustainability impact assessments in support of EU trade negotiations with Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Mercosur. She also supports the Trade Policy Hub as a Senior Associate.
Expertise: environmental economics; development economics; decentralisation; environmental regulation; international trade; firm productivity
LSE Consulting projects:
Dependencies of Food System Transformation in the Wider Economy and Society
Authors: Stefania Lovo, Karlygash Kuralbayeva & Daniela Baeza Breinbauer
Ex-ante Study of the EU-Australia and EU-New Zealand Trade and Investment Agreements
Client: European Commission - DG for Trade
Authors: Andreas Freytag, Elitsa Garnizova, Matthias Bauer, Christian Häberli, Philipp Lamprecht, Andrew Lang, Badri Narayanan, Susan Brown-Shafii, Stefania Lovo, Jean-Baptiste Velut, Badri Narayanan, Catherine Grant Makokera, Peter Draper, Bregtje Kamphuis, Charles Xiao & Shiziu Zhang
Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan
Client: European Commission – DG for Trade
Authors: Elitsa Garnizova, Philipp Lamprecht, Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Stephen Woolcock, Patrick Messerlin, Duncan Brack, Stefania Lovo, Ken Heydon & Michal Krol