Gaetano Grilli

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Biography

I am a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) at the School of Environmental Sciences.

I am an environmental economist and data analyst specialising in methods and models for environmental valuation, ecosystems accounting, and measurement of individual and societal wellbeing. My research focuses on empirical and interdisciplinary applications exploring the relationship between nature, economy, and society for informing policy decision making.

I joined CSERGE in 2020 from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science where I was a senior data analyst since 2017. I have a PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Naples Parthenope in Italy on the measurement of societal wellbeing and a MSc in Environmental Economics from the University of Siena in Italy on methods and models for environmental valuation.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

I specialise in quantitative methods for environmental valuation, ecosystems accounting, and measurement of individual and societal wellbeing. My research interests relate to environmental valuation methods and models, choice modelling, measurement of objective and subjective wellbeing, econometric methods, survey development, and ecosystem services accounting. I have applied a wide range of econometric and statistical techniques to different topics in the fields of sustainable development and climate change mitigation/adaptation, such as agri-environmental systems, bioeconomy, ecosystems management, natural capital accounting, consumer preferences and attitudes.  

I am particularly interested in exploring individual preferences and attitudes for sustainable use of natural resources using stated preferences techniques and examining individuals’ role in the transition to sustainable societies. I am interested in developing and analysing choice experiments eliciting individual preferences for sustainable food production and ecosystem management. My current projects in this field include the NERC SMMR Project “Pyramids of Life” on sustainable fisheries management and fish consumption in the UK and the GCRF-BBSRC GROW Colombia Project where a choice experiment was developed to explore UK and Colombian consumers’ preferences towards agroforestry and fair agricultural systems. My research lies at the intersection between sustainable natural resource use and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. In this field, I am particularly interested on how food production/consumption can be made more resilient and adaptive to climate change and how agricultural systems can foster this process through the implementation of agri-environmental schemes, agroforestry, and silvo-pastoral practices. Current projects in this field include the GCRF-BBSRC GROW Colombia on the implementation of sustainable cattle ranching in tropical countries and the ESRC Business Collaboration Fund in collaboration with the consultants at Brown & Co on farmers’ views and preferences towards a new on-farm carbon sequestration scheme.

A full list of my publications can be found here Google Scholar.

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