Leanne Cass

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

I'm a third year PhD candidate in Environmental Economics. My current research focuses on the mitigation of GHG emissions from meat consumption and my thesis will consider the role of international trade, culture, and social networks in the potential effectiveness of government interventions such as a meat tax. I majored in English literature during my undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa and then came to the UK to do an MSc in Economics at the University of Warwick. I worked for a couple years in London as a steel market analyst at CRU International before coming to LSE for my PhD. Outside of academic life I try to make as much time as I can to enjoy running, yoga, hiking, rock climbing, and reading fiction.

Provisional thesis title: Essays on the economics of reduced meat consumption

Research interests:
Environmental economics of food consumption
Pro-environmental behavioural change
Social and cultural economics
Social choice theory
Ecological economics

Skills: Stata (intermediate), Python (basic), R (basic)

Scholarships and awards: LSE Studentship 2017-2021

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

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Expertise Details

Environmental economics; Social economics; Applied econometrics