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Caterina De Lucia

Visiting Lecturer in Environmental Economics
Division of Environmental Sciences & Policy

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of York and Higher Education Academy, UK, 2009
PhD in Environmental Economics and Environmental Management, University of York, UK, 2008
MSc in Environmental Economics, University of York, UK, 1999
BSc in Economics, University of Bari, Italy, 1995

Primary area of expertise: environmental economics

Secondary areas of expertise: energy, environmental policy, air quality, global climate change

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My primary research interest involves the assessment of the economic and environmental effects of bio-fuel and energy policies, environmental taxation and trade on the economy and environmental (transboundary pollution) systems. Secondly, given that the debate of biofuels mainly centres on biofuels vs food, am also currently interested in understanding ri-localization of production-consumption relationships in agriculture looking at scenarios, effects and policies under a macro-perspective. Thirdly, am also interested in understanding the environmental and economic consequences of extreme events such as landslides and how vulnerability of such events affects both the economy and the environment of weak economies such as Developing Countries or Small Islands States. Previously, my research works focused on the links between environmental quality and economic growth investigating, in particular, issues for the Environmental Kuznets Curve.

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