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I am a Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. My research interests are in development economics, environmental economics, political economy, and policy impact evaluation. In particular, I have studied how deforestation interacts with ethnic diversity and institutional quality, how tenure insecurity, climate shocks and crop choices affect individual and household welfare and how environmental policies and decentralisation impact on firm location, international trade and firm performance. I am also a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Globalisation Research (Queen Mary) and the Grantham Research Institute (LSE), a Senior Research Associate of LSE Consulting, and have collaborated with the World Bank, WWF UK, and the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission.


Department of Economics

University of Reading

Whiteknights Campus

Reading, RG6 6UR

Email: s.lovo@reading.ac.uk