I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). My research focuses on the intersection between Environmental Economics and Development Economics. I have two main research interests. First, to understand how societies should use and regulate natural resources. This includes both understanding the relationship between economic development and environmental quality; and investigating ways in which environmental externalities can be corrected. Second, to study the dynamics of agricultural economies (mainly) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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As the main instructor, I taught International Trade for Master's students at Henan University (2022). As a teaching assistant, I taught Natural Resources and Sustainable Development at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva (2016-2021).
I hold a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), a MSc and MRes in Economics from the University College London (UCL), and a BEng in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP). I have professional experiences in the private sector (metallurgy and financial markets) in Brazil, in the public sector (Ministry of State Administration) in Guinea-Bissau, as a researcher and teaching assistant (CIES – IHEID) in Switzerland, and as a R&D lead (agriculture) in Burundi.
Naso, P., Haznedar, O., Lanz, B., Swanson, T. (2022). A Macroeconomic Approach to Global Land Use Policy. Resource and Energy Economics.
Naso, P., Lanz, B., Swanson, T. (2020). The Return of Malthus? Resource Constraint in an Era of Declining Population Growth, European Economic Review.
Naso, P.; Bulte, E.; Swanson, T. (2020) Legal Pluralism in post-conflict Sierra Leone, European Journal of Political Economy.
Naso, P.; Yi, H.; Swanson, T. (2020) The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Chinese Spatial Development, Economics of Transition and Institutional Change.