0 Lorenzo Sileci
 Lorenzo Sileci

Lorenzo Sileci

PhD candidate in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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Key Expertise
Economics of Deforestation, Political Economy of Natural Resources

About me

Lorenzo is an ESRC-funded PhD Student in Environmental Economics, analysing the impact of climate change mitigation policies and their interaction with political incentives. His current projects revolve around the dynamics of land-use policies and deforestation in Indonesia, and on the effects of the 2008 carbon tax in British Columbia, Canada. He is passionate about data science, empirical analysis, and quasi-experimental design. His work on Indonesia, co-authored with Prof. Ben Groom and Dr. Charles Palmer, has been presented at the 2018 BIOECON Conference (Cambridge, UK) and at the 2019 LEEP Conference (Exeter, UK), and was awarded with a £5,000 grant from the LSE South East Asia Centre.


Lorenzo holds a BA in Economics (full marks cum laude) from the University of Florence, Italy, and a MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Prior to joining the PhD programme in Environmental Economics at the LSE, he has worked as a Research Assistant at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment (collaborating on a project on foreign direct investment and green innovation), and at LSE’s Middle East Centre (providing assistance on an experimental analysis of time and risk preferences and political beliefs in Palestinian villages).

Academic supervisors 

Prof Ben Groom
Dr Charles Palmer

Expertise Details

Economics of Deforestation; Quasi-Experimental Design