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Silvia Ferrini joined CSERGE for the first time in July 2007as a Senior Research Associate. She is an applied economist (MSc Environmental Economics, University of Siena -Italy; PhD Applied Statistics, University of Florence, Italy) who worked for valuing water quality improvements under the Aquamoney (EU-F6) and the ChREAM project. Her main task was modelling consumer preference data using different evaluation methods. She was also involved in a research project aimed at valuing environmental related risks through the value of statistical life index. In 2009 Silvia joined the University of Siena as Lecturer in Economics (with tenure from 2012).

In March 2012, Silvia was in sabbatical leave and joined again CSERGE for working at the UK-NEA II and Natural Capital Committee projects.

Key Research Interests

Evaluation techniques, Environmental and Resource Economics, Discrete choice models, Experimental designs, Simulation methods, Decision theory.



  • Basili M., Ferrini S., Montomoli E., 2013. Swine influenza and vaccines: an alternative approach for decision making about pandemic prevention. European Journal of Public Health, forthcoming.
  • Morse-Jones S. Bateman I., Kontoleon A., Ferrini S., Burgess N.D., Turner K., 2012. Stated preferences for tropical wildlife conservation amongst distant beneficiaries: charisma, endemism, scope and substitution effects. Ecological Economics 78: 9-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.11.002.
  • Ferrini S., Fezzi C., 2012. Generalized Additive Models for Non Market Valuation via Revealed and Stated preference methods. Land Economics 88(4): 782–802.
  • Ferrini S., Tucci M.P., 2011. Evaluating research activity: impact factor vs. research factor. Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis 2(1): 25-53. e-ISSN: 2037-3627
  • Bateman I.J, Brouwer R., Ferrini S., Schaafsma M., Barton D.N, Dubgaard A., Hasler B, Liekens I., Navrud S., Sceponavience D. 2011. Making benefit transfers work: Deriving and testing principles for value transfer for similar and dissimilar sites using a case study to non-market benefits of water quality improvements across Europe. Environmental & Resource Economics, ISSN: 0924-6460, doi: 10.1007/s10640-011-9476-8
  • Strazzera E., Cherchi E., Ferrini, S. 2010. Assessment of regeneration projects in urban areas of environmental interest: a stated choice approach to estimate use and quasi-option values. Environment and Planning A, 42; p. 252-268, ISSN: 0308-518X, doi: 10.1068/a4213
  • Ferrini S. and Scarpa R., 2007. Designs with a-priori information for non market valuation with choice experiments: a Monte Carlo study. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 53: 342-363. ISSN: 0095-0696
  • Basili M., Di Matteo M. and Ferrini S., 2006. Analyzing demand for environmental quality: A willingness to pay/accept study in the province of Siena (Italy). Waste Management 26(3), 209-219. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2004.12.027. ISSN: 0956-053X


  • Ferrini S., Schaafsma M., Bateman I., Ecosystem services Assessment and Benefit Transfer. In Johnston J.R et al. (2012) Benefit Transfer of Environmental and Resource Values: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners. Springer, In Press
  • Basili M., Di Matteo M. and Ferrini S., 2008. Landfill Closing: an Economic Assessment of Environmental Benefits. In Lehmann E., Landfill Research Focus. Nova Science Publishers ISBN 1-60021-775-3.
  • Scarpa R., Ferrini S., and Willis K., 2005. Performance of error component models for status-quo effects in choice experiments. In Scarpa R., Alberini A., Applications of simulation methods in Environmental and Resource Economics. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London. ISBN-10: 1402036833 || ISBN-13: 978-1402036835

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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