I am an economist, working on issues related to Environmental Economics and Development Economics. Most of my work uses theoretical and econometric models to examine the impact of institutional changes on socioeconomic outcomes, such as firm productivity and legal disputes, in China and Sub-Saharan Africa. However, I am also interested in macroeconomic questions related to the use and management of natural resources, and in the economics of Climate Change.


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.

Working Papers:

Delegation of Regulation and Perceived Corruption in South Africa.

Using Information to Improve Global Cooperation: A Climate Change Experiment, with Tania Theoduloz, Nicholas Tyack, Dambala Gelo, Mare Sarr and Tim Swanson.

Heterogeneous Impacts of School Fee Elimination in Tanzania: Gender and Colonial Infrastructure, with Roxana Manea,  CIES Research Paper series 64-2020, Centre for International Environmental Studies, The Graduate Institute.

Selected Work in Progress:

Appropriability of the Returns to Training as a Barrier to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Burundi, with Luisa Cefala, Nick Swanson and Michel Ndayikeza.

Organized Crime, Corruption and Politicians in Mexico, with Claudia Pfeifer Cruz.

The Gender Premium in a Patriarchal Society: Evidence from Burundi, with Ishrat Hans.

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