Lorenzo is an applied environmental economist. His PhD research focusses on the environmental impacts of deforestation and forest fires in tropical countries, and on the spatial and environmental effects of carbon taxation in developed countries. He joined the Grantham Research Institute as a Research Officer in the Economics of Biodiversity Additionality (BIOADD) project in February 2023.
Lorenzo is completing his PhD in Environmental Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (LSE) and a BA in Economics and Trade from the University of Florence, Italy. During his PhD, he also held a Research Associate role at the European University Institute, working on the dynamic and spatial aspects of structural transformation in Sub-Saharan African Countries.
Economics of Biodiversity
Spatial Data Science and Econometrics
Research - 2021
The authors of this paper evaluate the effectiveness of Indonesia’s moratorium on forest concessions (between 2011 and 2018) by applying a matched triple difference strategy to a unique panel dataset. Read more
Research - 2020
This article examines the impact of Colombia’s lockdown on forest fires, motivated by satellite data showing a particularly large upsurge of fires at around the time of lockdown implementation. Read more
News - 2022
Ben Groom, Charles Palmer and Lorenzo Sileci demonstrate that Indonesia’s moratorium on forest concessions delivered cheap but modest reductions in carbon emissions – and call for new policies as well as sources of finance to drive further cuts to emissions from deforestation globally. Read more