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Laura Marsiliani

Department of Economics and Finance
Durham University Business School
Mill Hill Lane
Durham DH1 3LB, UK

Tel +44-(0)191-334 6363

E-mail [email protected]

Laura is an economist active in the fields of public, environmental, natural resource and energy economics. She is currently an associate professor of economics, Faculty EDI Lead for Race and Ethnicity, fellow of the Durham Energy Institute and co-director of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics at Durham University. She has held academic and visiting positions at the Universities of Rochester and University of California Santa Barbara, USA, University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and Sichuan University, China. Laura holds a PhD in Economics from London Business School and an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University College London. She has widely published in peer-reviewed international journals. She has participated in research projects funded by the UKRI, ESRC, BEIS and the EU, and more recently in a major EPSRC/NERC interdisciplinary project on Geothermal Energy from Mines and Solar Geothermal Heat. Her research has informed the Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission on electricity pricing and capacity policies, especially in connection to captive and quick-rental power plants. She has chaired two EURESCO conferences on the International Dimension of Environmental Policy and edited two books on the same topic with Springer/Kluwer. She was a key-note speaker at the BERC-NSU-BDAEE Energy Summit 2019 held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Current positions
Associate Professor of Economics

Faculty EDI Lead (Race and Ethnicity) Durham University Business School

Fellow Durham Energy Institute

Co-Director Center for Environmental and Energy Economics (CE3) at Durham University Business School

Senior Fellow Advance HE

Member of the Durham University observer delegation at COP26 Glasgow, November 2021

PhD Economics
London Business School, 2000, “Environmental taxation and revenue recycling”

Major fields
environmental economics, energy economics, public economics, political economy

Publications

  • (2022) The case of Waste to Energy in Bangladesh (with Sakib Amin, North-South University Bangladesh, Tooraj Jamasb, Copenhagen Business School, Manuel Llorca, Copenhagen Business School, Thomas Renström, Durham University Business School) in Linda Arthur, Maria Hughes, and Derek Hondo, eds. 2022, Prospects for Transitioning from a Linear to Circular Economy in Developing Asia. Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute, February 2022;  
  • (2021) Captive power, market access and macroeconomic performance: Reforming the Bangladesh electricity sector (with Sakib Amin, North-South University Bangladesh, Tooraj Jamasb, Copenhagen Business School, Manuel Llorca, Copenhagen Business School, Thomas Renström, Durham University Business School and Agnirup Sarkar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati), Energy Economics, Volume 102, October 2021, 105468;
  • (2021) On the role of captive power plants in the Bangladesh electricity sector (with Sakib Amin, North-South University Bangladesh, Tooraj Jamasb, Copenhagen Business School, Manuel Llorca, Copenhagen Business School and Thomas Renström Durham University Business School), ADBI Working Papers, Asian Development Bank Institute;
  • (2021) Can subsidies rather than pollution taxes break the trade-off between economic output and environmental protection? (with Thomas Renström Durham University Business School and Luca Spataro University of Pisa); Energy Economics, Volume 95, March 2021;
  • (2020) Combining private and public resources: Captive Power Plants and electricity sector development in Bangladesh (with Sakib Amin, Tooraj Jamasb, Manuel Llorca, and Thomas Renström), Emerging Markets Finance and Trade;
  • (2019) Optimal sin taxes in the presence of income taxes and health care (with Thomas Renström and Jiunn Wang), Economics Letters;
  • (2019) Optimal taxation, environment quality, socially responsible firms and investors (with Thomas Renström and Luca Spataro), International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics;
  • (2018) The relationship between growth and the environment in Beijing, using PM2.5 concentrations (with Jingyuan Di and Chong Li), Review of Business and Economics Studies;
  • (2018) The impact of fossil fuel subsidy removal on Bangladesh economy (with Sakib Amin and Thomas Renström), The Bangladesh Development Studies;
  • (2017) Share-ownership distribution and extraction rate of petroleum in oil fields (with Xiaoyan Liu), Review of Business and Economics Studies;
  • (2015) Energy price shocks in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium: The case of Bangladesh (with Sakib Amin), Review of Business and Economics Studies;
  • (2007) Political institutions and economic growth (with Thomas Renström), Economics of Governance;
  • (2006) The role of government commitment for environmental policy and capital movements (with Thomas Renström), BE Journal of Macroeconomics;
  • (2006) Inequality, environmental protection and growth: A political economy approach (with Thomas Renström). In L.E. Finley (Ed.) Perspectives on Economic Growth Nova Science Publishers;
  • (2004) Optimal dynamic taxation with indivisible labour (with Parantap Basu and Thomas Renström) Manchester School;
  • (2003) Marsiliani, L., Rauscher, M., and Withagen, C. (Eds.) Environmental Economics in an International Perspective, Kluwer;
  • (2002) Marsiliani, L., Rauscher, M., and Withagen, C. (Eds.) Environmental Economics and the International Economy, Kluwer;
  • (2000) Time inconsistency in environmental policy (with Thomas Renström), Economic Journal.

RESEARCH

PhD STUDENTS (PAST AND PRESENT) Prospective PhD applicants may contact me directly

TEACHING

BERC-NSU-BDAEE ENERGY SUMMIT

COMMONWEALTH AND SCHOLARSHIP COMMISSION 60th ANNIVERSARY AT DURHAM

EURESCO CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
in co-operation with European Science Foundation.


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