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Dr Lorenzo Lotti

Dr Lorenzo Lotti

Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics of Energy and the Environment

Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Mar 2017

Research summary

My research is mainly focused on Behavioural Economics, with some past research on Economics of Education and Development Economics. 

Founder of BEET (Behavioural Environmental Economics Team) https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/sustainable/behavioural-economics-environment-team

Current Research:

  • “Making it Simple: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Recycling Behaviour” (Joint with Alberto Bosco)
  • “Circular Economy: what, why, how and where” A concept paper for the OECD, with Professor Paul Ekins, Dr. Teresa Domenech, Dr. Paul Drummond, Prof. Raimund Bleischwitz, Dr. Nick Hughes
  • "Plastic Tax Project" Paul Ekins, Chrysanthi Rapti, Lorenzo Lotti, Theodoros Arvanitopoulos, Vasileios Gkoumas
  • “Examining fisher heterogeneity and biases through marine resource valuation to design compliance nudges” (Joint with Shanali Pethiyagoda and Silvia Ferrini)
  • "Do Students Work Harder if University Costs More?" (Joint with Parama Chaudhury (UCL) and Sefi Roth (LSE))
  •  "Democratising the energy market: applying behavioural game theory to peer-topeer electricity trading markets" (Joint with Moira Nicolson (UCL and Ofgem))

I'm currently looking for PhD students interested in applying behavioural economics applied to environmental issues.

Teaching summary

Senior Teaching Fellow Experience:

- 2018/19
  • International Commodity Trade (MSc in Sustainable Resources, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Advanced Environmental Economics (MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Environmental Resource Economics (MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Behavioural Economics and Game Theory for the Environment (MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Nomination for UCL Students Choice Award

- 2017/18
  • International Commodity Trade (MSc in Sustainable Resources, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Advanced Environmental Economics (MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • Environmental Resource Economics (MSc in Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, Department of Sustainable Resources)
  • UCL Education Award
  • Nomination for UCL Provost Award

External Teaching Experiences:
  • Programme Leader for training of the training course to LLC Energy Invest Holding (Armenia)
  • Module leader in Environmental Economics for the “Economics for Foreign Policy course for the British government’s FCO” (CTaLE)

UCL Summer School:

  • International Trade and Migration (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

PGTA Experience:

- 2016/17
  • Economics (ECON1001 CORE, Department of Economics) 
  • International Trade and Migration (UCL summer school)
  • Excellence in teaching Award
- 2015/16

  • Economics (ECON1001 CORE, Department of Economics) 
  • International Trade (Department of Economics) 
  • International Trade and Migration (UCL summer school)
- 2014/15
  • Economics (ECON1001 CORE, Department of Economics) 
  • An Introduction to Economic Thinking (Department of Economics)
  • Excellence in teaching Award

Education

University College London
FHEA, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education | 2018

Biography

I am an economist at University College of London

I hold a BSc in Economics from University of Genoa, an MSc in International Economics from University of Pavia, an MSc in Economics from UCL and a PhD in Applied Economics.

I've worked in the development economics field, with BRAC in Uganda and IFS in India. 

I'm currently working as Senior Teaching Fellow and Programme Leader at UCL Bartlett, in the MSc of Economics and Policy of Energy end the Environment (EPEE). 

Recognised Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Publications