SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Luca Tasciotti

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Overview

Luca Tasciotti
Department of Economics

Lecturer in Economics

Name:
Dr Luca Tasciotti
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4947
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
270
Office Hours:
Thursdays: 13:00 to 14:00

Biography

Luca is a development economist with a research interest in agriculture, nutrition and health issues. His research interests spam from the study of malaria occurrence to the impacts livestock activities have for the nutrition of household members. He is currently working on a corruption related project.     

Before joining the Economics Department in SOAS as a Lecturer in Economics, Luca worked as an econometrician and economist at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations in the Agricultural Economics Department (2007-2010) in Rome, Italy. 

In 2010 Luca moved to the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2010-2016), first as a post-Doc and then as a Lecturer in Development Economics.

Luca has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles on agriculture –both urban and rural- nutrition and dietary diversity of households living in sub-Saharan countries, Asia and Latin America. One the latest project he participated in relates to measuring the household level effects of energy related programs in Rwanda and Indonesia.

Luca's most recent research focuses on the socio-economic effects of an international standard for trade - ISPM 15- on a group of Sub-Saharan Countries. For more information about the grant, the project and all the deliverables, please visit the STDF Webpage

He is currently working in the publication of a book on the economics of the ecological standards (forthcoming by Springer) and of the papers related to the ISPM 15 project.

Teaching

Research

Development economics, microeconomics, agricultural economics, energy economics, household level analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa, environmental economics, barriers to trade, environmental standards

Publications

Articles

Bedi, Arjun S. and Sparrow, Robert and Tasciotti, Luca (2017) 'The Impact of a Household Biogas Programme on Energy Use and Expenditure in East Java'. Energy Economics, (68), pp 66-76.

Wagner, Natascha and Tasciotti, Luca (2017) 'Urban agriculture, dietary diversity and child health in a sample of Tanzanian town-folk'. Canadian Journal of Development Studies. [Forthcoming]

Tasciotti, Luca and Wagner, Natascha (2017) 'How Much Should We Trust Micro-data? A Comparison of the Socio-demographic Profile of Malawian Households Using Census, LSMS and DHS data'. The European Journal of Development Research, pp 1-25.

Romero, Andres and Tasciotti, Luca and Acosta, Fayber (2016) 'Means of transportation choice for the residents of Villavicencio, Colombia: A quantitative analysis'. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, (44), pp 134-144.

Tasciotti, Luca (2016) 'Use of electricity and malaria occurrence: Is there a link? The case of Malawi'. Energy Policy, (101), pp 310-316.

Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2016) 'The Electrification–Malaria Nexus: The Case of Rural Uganda'. The European Journal of Development Research, (28) 4, pp 521-535.

Tasciotti, Luca (2016) 'The electrification malaria nexus'. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, (14) 3, pp 281-282.

Tasciotti, Luca and Wagner, Natascha (2015) 'Urban Agriculture and Dietary Diversity: Empirical Evidence from Tanzania'. The European Journal of Development Research, (27) 5, pp 631-649.

Grimm, Michael and Sparrow, Robert and Tasciotti, Luca (2015) 'Does Electrification Spur the Fertility Transition? Evidence From Indonesia'. Demography, (52) 5, pp 1773-1796.

Tasciotti, Luca and Alejo, Didier and Romero, Andrés (2015) 'Oil industry and road traffic fatalities in contemporary Colombia'. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, (23) 4, pp 362-372.

Bedi, Arjun S. and Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2015) 'The Effects of Rwanda’s Biogas Program on Energy Expenditure and Fuel Use'. World Development, (67), pp 461-474.

Ferrari, G. and Tasciotti, Luca and Khan, E. and Kiani, A. (2014) 'Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Its Effect on Milk Yield: An Economic Analysis on Livestock Holders in Pakistan'. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, (61) 6, pp e52-e59.

Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2014) 'Crop diversification, dietary diversity and agricultural income: empirical evidence from eight developing countries'. Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement, (35) 2, pp 211-227.

Spoor, Max and Tasciotti, Luca and Peleah, Mihail (2014) 'Quality of life and social exclusion in rural Southern, Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS'. Post-Communist Economies, (26) 2, pp 201-219.

Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2014) 'Bhutan: Between Happiness and Horror'. Capitalism Socialism Nature, (25) 3, pp 103-109.

Pica-Ciamarra, Ugo and Tasciotti, Luca and Otte, Joachim and Zezza, Alberto (2014) 'Livestock in the Household Economy: Cross-Country Evidence from Microeconomic Data'. Development Policy Review, (33) 1, pp 61-81.

Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2013) 'Rural Electrification Now and Then: Comparing Contemporary Challenges in Developing Countries to the USA's Experience in Retrospect'. Forum for Development Studies, (40) 1, pp 153-176.

Zezza, Alberto and Winters, Paul and Davis, Benjamin and Carletto, Gero and Covarrubias, Katia and Tasciotti, Luca and Quiñones, Esteban (2011) 'Rural Household Access to Assets and Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison'. The European Journal of Development Research, (23) 4, pp 569-597.

Zezza, Alberto and Winters, Paul and Davis, Benjamin and Carletto, Gero and Covarrubias, Katia and Tasciotti, Luca and Quiñones, Esteban (2011) 'Rural Household Access to Assets and Markets: A Cross-Country Comparison'. The European Journal of Development Research, (23) 4, pp 569-597.

Zezza, Alberto and Tasciotti, Luca (2010) 'Urban agriculture, poverty, and food security: Empirical evidence from a sample of developing countries'. Food Policy, (35) 4, pp 265-273.

Monographs and Working Papers

Bensch, G. and Grimm, M. and Peter, K. and Peters, J. and Tasciotti, Luca (2013) Impact Evaluation of Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso. IOB Evaluation No. 388.. Den Haag: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Tasciotti, Luca and Sparrow, Robert and Bedi, Arjun, S. (2013) Impact evaluation of Netherlands supported programmes in the area of Energy and Development Cooperation in Indonesia. Impact Evaluation of Indonesia’s Domestic Biogas Programme. Den Haag: .

Bedi, Arjun S. and Pellegrini, Lorenzo and Tasciotti, Luca (2013) Impact evaluation of Netherlands supported programmes in the area of Energy and Development Cooperation in Rwanda. Impact Evaluation of Rwanda’s National Domestic Biogas Programme. Den Haag: Inspectie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking en Beleidsevaluatie (IOB).

Maltsoglou, Irini and Tasciotti, Luca and Dawe, David and Msami, Jamal (2012) Household level impacts of increasing key food staples prices. In: Household level food security impacts in Peru.Bioenergy and Food Security.The BEFS Analysis for Tanzania. Sunflower Biodiesel, Water, and Household Food Security. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Bensch, Gunther and Grimm, Michael and Peter, Katharina and Peters, Jörg and Tasciotti, Luca (2011) Impact evaluation of Netherlands supported programmes in the area of Energy and Development Cooperation in Burkina Faso. The provision of solar energy to rural households through a fee-for-service system. Baseline Report. Den Haag: .

Maltsoglou, Irini and Dawe, David and Tasciotti, Luca (2010) Household level impacts of increasing food prices in Cambodia. [Environment and Natural Resources Management Working Paper; 54]. Rome, Italy: .

Zezza, Alberto and Tasciotti, Luca (2010) Fighting Poverty and Hunger What Role for Urban Agriculture? [Economic and Social Perspectives; Policy Brief 10]. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Thesis

Tasciotti, Luca (2008) Three essays on nutrition and economic growth. The case of Italy: 1880-1960. PhD thesis. Tor Vergata University.

 

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