Stefania joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2012, where she contributed to the Green Growth research programme. Her research focused on environmental issues in developing countries. She moved on in August 2016 to become a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading.


Stefania worked previously at the Legatum Institute and as external consultant for the World Bank and the Italian Development Cooperation in the West Bank.

She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex and a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of Verona.


 Research interests

  • Environmental policies in developing countries;
  • Development economics;


Research - 2019

Research - 2018

Research - 2015

This paper focuses on two main sources of tenure insecurity, informal short-term tenancy contracts, and customary gender-biased inheritance practices. Using a large plot-level dataset from Malawi, the analysis employs a linear probability model with household fixed effects and finds that both sources of insecurity have a negative effect on soil conservation investments. Read more

Research - 2014

Research - 2013


Policy - 2015


Data - 2015


Events - 2023

Events - 2015

Events - 2014


News - 2016

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