Marta Talevi

PhD candidate in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Economics, Energy economics, Environmental and resource economics

About me

I’m an applied microeconomist. My PhD research focuses on the economic and behavioural drivers of the low-carbon energy transition, as well as the welfare and environmental effects that the transition to a greener energy system entails. I am particularly interested in social learning and behavioural responses to technology adoption incentives.

I’m currently working on two main projects. The first one focuses on low-carbon cooking and electricity access in refugee settlements in Sub-saharan Africa, while the second project investigates the pattern of diffusion of residential PV in the UK.

My PhD research is funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

I’m an Alumna of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy, where I earned my BA and Master’s degree in Economics. I also spent one year at the University of Durham, UK studying behavioural and experimental economics, international economics, history of economic thought and econometrics.

I’ve worked as teaching assistant in various departments at the LSE and as a research assistant for projects at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, the LSE, and other universities in the UK and the US. Outside of the academic sector, I’ve worked as a consultant for Practical Action UK; and as a researcher for the Energy, Environment and Resource department at Chatham House, and at the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

Teaching experience (GTA):
EC400: Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (statistics module) – postgraduate level
EC240: Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development
GY325: Environment and Development (economic module)
MY452/MY552: Applied Regression Analysis

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Academic supervisors 

Prof Susana Mourato
Dr Antoine Dechezlepretre


Expertise Details

Energy economics; Energy access in developing countries and refugee settlements; Environment and development; Environmental and resource economics; Experimental and behavioural economics; Applied microeconomics