Tim Laing

Tim worked as a postdoctoral research assistant with Luca Taschini and Charles Palmer on the NORAD funded project, ‘Developing an options market and complementary financial structures to mobilise private capital for REDD+ and manage climate policy risks’.

The project was conducted in collaboration with the Environmental Defence Fund and IIASA.

Tim moved on to become a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, CERMES at University of the West Indies.


Tim previously completed his PhD at LSE. His research title was ‘Assessing the impact of institutional conditions upon programme design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation’.

Tim has a BA in Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.

He has worked at the Environmental Protection Agency of Guyana as an ODI fellow and as a Research Assistant in the Electricity Policy Research Group in Cambridge.

Research interests

  • Policy design for reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation;
  • Effect of institutional conditions on environmental policy design;
  • Low-carbon development policy;
  • Interactions of development and environmental policy.


Research - 2016

Research - 2015

Research - 2014

Research - 2013


Policy - 2015


News - 2010

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