Leanne Cass

PhD candidate in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Environmental economics, Meat taxes, Food & environment

About me

Leanne is a final year PhD candidate in Environmental Economics. Her research focuses on issues related to international trade, climate change, and meat consumption, and uses both applied econometric and structural methods. Her job market paper brings together methods from international trade and climate econometrics to provide novel insights into the sensitivity of agricultural exports to weather variation. She majored in English literature during her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and then came to the UK to do an MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick. She worked for a couple years in London as a steel market analyst at CRU International before joining LSE for her PhD. Outside of academic life she enjoys running, hiking, rock climbing, and reading fiction.

 Thesis title: Essays on the economics of climate change, international trade, and meat consumption

Research interests:
Environmental Economics
International trade and the environment
Meat consumption
Dietary change
Green innovation

Skills: Python, Stata, Matlab, R

Scholarships and awards: LSE Studentship 2017-2021; LSE Class Teacher Award (highly commended)

Positions held: Social Coordinator, Department of Geography and Environment PhD Conference 2020

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Expertise Details

Environmental economics; International trade and the environment; Applied econometrics