I received my PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (CH), where I defended my thesis in December 2014. My research interests include environmental economics, agricultural economics, economics of climate change, development economics, and trade and environment.
In my PhD thesis, I analyze how adaptation to climate change may be pursued through several different farmer-household based strategies (e.g. irrigation, crop insurance and crop choice). I am interested in studying the drivers behind and barriers to autonomous adaptation in agriculture, by looking at the impact of climatic factors on farmers’ behaviour, in particular in terms of decisions around the adoption of technology.
During my PhD studies, I was a research fellow at the Graduate Institute’s Centre for International Environmental Studies (CIES) working on two EU-Funded projects: FOODSECURE and ACQWA (Assessing Climate impact on the Quantity and quality of Water).
I am particularly passionate about environmental economics and policy, working with micro data to model household decisions, and assessing policy outcomes. My recent work entailed interdisciplinary collaborations, in particular with hydrologists and climatologists.