Ilda is a development and environmental economists working as a research fellow affiliated at the Trade Hub project. Ilda is interested in using applied research to understand the policy trade-offs involved in sustainable development by using both quantitative and qualitative methods and interdisciplinary approaches. Ilda's PhD focused on understanding how moral and social values may influence people’s behaviour and choices related to environmental resource management.
- development economics and sustainable development
- monetary valuation of ecosystem services and natural capital accounting
- environmental economics
- ecosystem services mapping and accounting
- experimental economics and experimental methods for microeconomic analysis
2015-2020 PhD in Environmental Economics (University of Southampton)
2008-2011 Master’s degree in Environmental Economics (University of Turin)
2004-2008 Bachelor’s degree in Development Economics (University of Florence)
Oct 2014 – Sep 2015: Research assistant at Istituto degli Innocenti – Research and Monitoring division
Topic: development of indicators for measuring quality of life and well-being of children and young people.
Oct 2012 – Sep 2013: Research assistant at European Commission - Joint Research Centre – Sustainability Assessment Unit
Topic: mapping and valuing ecosystem services potential supply under alternative European regional development policies analysis
Sep 2011 – Dec 2011: Research assistant at University college of Dublin - School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy
Topic: analysis of awareness of, and attitudes to flooding in the town of Bray (Ireland)