Dr Laura Marsiliani, BSc (Laurea cum Laude, University of Siena), MSc (UCL), PhD (London Business School)
Laura received her PhD in Economics from London Business School and has been a Lecturer at Durham University since January 2001, having previously worked as Assistant Professor of Economics at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and University of Rochester, NY, USA.
Laura’s main research interest lies at the intersection of Public Economics and Environmental Economics and she is internationally active in these fields.
At Durham Laura is a member of the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics (CEEE) and the Centre for Economic Growth and Policy (CEGAP). Laura has organised two international conferences on the international dimension of environmental policy funded by the EU EURESCO Programme and edited a book series on the same topic with Kluwer.
She currently teaches Environmental Economics and Policy and Public Economics for final year Undergraduate and Master students and supervise students’ dissertations.
Laura is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and, throughout her academic career, has gained a significant experience in developing, delivering and assessing a variety of Economics modules at all levels. She has contributed to the creation of the MSc Economics Programme at DUBS and the Dissertation Abroad Module through which students on our Masters Programmes can complete their master dissertation while on a research placement at partner universities. Laura is also an academic adviser for Undergraduate and Master students and supervises PhD students in Environmental and Energy Economics, Public Economics and Dynamic Macroeconomics. Past PhD students of hers currently work in academia and for central banks.
During her time at Durham University, Laura has undertaken leadership roles, such as Chair of the MSc Board of Examiners, Quality Enhancement Co-ordinator, Diversity Champion, International Exchanges Co-ordinator, among others. She has received several awards at departmental and faculty level.
Laura is also an active volunteer and engaged in the local community, as a translator for a social responsibility company developing learning material for children with special needs and a member of County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Furthermore, Laura collaborates with external bodies on identifying and selecting talented students for masters degree scholarships.
Laura’s main research interest lies at the intersection of Public Economics and Environmental Economics.
- Public economics
- Environmental economics
- Political economy
- Marsiliani, L., Rauscher, M. & Withagen, C. (2003). Environmental policy in an international perspective. Economy and Environment 26. New York: Kluwer Academic.
- Marsiliani, L., Rauscher, M. & Withagen, C. (2002). Environmental economics and the international economy. Economy & Environment 25. Dordrecht Boston: Kluwer.
Chapter in book
- Marsiliani, L. & Renstrom, T.I. (2006). Inequality, Environmental Protection and Growth: A Political Economy Approach. In Economic Growth and Productivity. Columbus, F. Nova Publishers.
- Amin, Sakib, Jamasb, Tooraj Llorca, Manuel, Marsiliani, Laura & Renström, Thomas (Accepted). On the Role of Captive Power Plants in the Bangladesh Electricity Sector. ADB (Asian Development Bank) Working Papers Series
- Renström, Thomas I., Spataro, Luca & Marsiliani, Laura (2020). Can subsidies rather than pollution taxes break the trade-off between economic output and environmental protection?. Energy Economics
- Marsiliani, L., Renstrom, T. I. & Wang, J. (2020). Optimal sin taxes in the presence of income taxes and health care. Economics Letters 186: 108767.
- Amin, S., Jamasb, T., Llorca, M., Marsiliani, L. & Renstrom, T. I. (2019). Combining Private and Public Resources: Captive Power Plants and Electricity Sector Development in Bangladesh. Emerging Markets Finance and Trade
- Renstrom, T., Spatarom, L. & Marsiliani,L. (2019). Optimal taxation, environment quality, socially responsible firms and investors. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 13(3-4): 339-373.
- Di, J., Li, C. & Marsiliani, L. (2018). The relationship between growth and the environment in Beijing, using PM2.5 concentrations. Review of Business and Economics Studies 6(2): 5-18.
- Marsiliani, L. & Liu, X. (2017). Share-Ownership Distribution and Extraction Rate of Petrolium in Oil Fields. Review of Business and Economics Studies 5(1): 42-53.
- Amin, S. B. & Marsiliani, L. (2015). Energy Price Shocks in Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium: The Case of Bangladesh. Review of Business and Economics Studies 3(4): 12-21.
- Marsiliani, L. & Renstrom, T.I. (2007). Political institutions and economic growth. Economics of Governance 8(3): 233-261.
- Marsiliani, L. & Renström, T I. (2006). Environmental policy and capital movements The role of government commitment. BE Journal of Macroeconomics
- Marsiliani L. & Renstrom T.I. (2006). The Role of Government Commitment for Environmental Policy and Capital Movements. Journal of Macroeconomics
- Basu, P., Marsiliani, L. & Renström, T I. (2004). Optimal dynamic taxation with indivisible labour. The Manchester School 72(s1): 34-54.
- Marsiliani, L. & Renström, T I. (2000). Time inconsistency in environmental policy Tax earmarking as a commitment solution. Economic Journal 110(462).