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School of Business and Management

Dr Caterina Gennaioli


Senior Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5555
Room Number: Room 2.35 Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus


Student drop-in and feedback hours
Wednesdays 11am-1pm


Third Year Academic Advisor

Director of the Centre for Globalisation Research

Caterina holds a MSc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University. During her PhD, she was visiting the University of Chicago. Before joining Queen Mary, she worked for five years as a research officer at the London School of Economics (Grantham Research Institute).



BUSM051 Managerial Economics

BUS137 Economics for Business Management


Research Interests:

  • Political Economy
  • Development
  • Environmental Economics

Caterina joined the School of Business and Management at QMUL in September 2016. She works on topics at the intersection between political economy, environment and development economics. She is generally interested in studying how institutions influence environmental outcomes and the way environmental policies are implemented. In particular most of her research studies the obstacles to an efficient policymaking in the environmental sector (e.g. corruption and rent-seeking behaviour).


Journal articles

Alesina A., Gennaioli C. and Lovo S. (Forthcoming) Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia.  Economica.

Gennaioli C. and Tavoni M., 2016. Clean or Dirty Energy; Evidence of Corruption in the Renewable Energy Sector. Public Choice, Vol 166, Issue 3.

Fankhauser S., Gennaioli C. and Collins M., 2016. Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?,  Climate Policy, Vol 16, Issue 3.

Fankhauser S., Gennaioli C. and Collins M., 2015. The political economy of passing climate change legislation: Evidence from a survey, Global Environmental Change, Vol 35, Pages 52–61.

Doda B., Gennaioli C., Gouldson A., Grover D. and Sullivan R., 2015. Are corporate carbon management practices reducing corporate carbon emissions? Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1002/csr.1369

Book chapters and edited volumes

Gennaioli, C., Martin, R., Muuls, M. 2013. Using micro data to examine causal effects of climate policy. In: Handbook on Energy and Climate Change (Roger Fouquet [ed.]), Edwards Elgar Publications.


Abdullah Ijaz, Second Supervisor

JianJian Gao, Second Supervisor