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Diana Weinhold



    Diana M. Weinhold

About me:  I'm an Associate Professor of development economics in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics.  I'm also the director of the doctoral research programme in International Development here, and I teach a course on evidence-based policy analysis, "Economic Development Policy," as well as run the quantitative section of the research methods course.  I also have a handful of PhD students working on a variety of fascinating topics.  

Research interests:  My research interests are primarily in growth, development, environmental economics, and applied econometrics, but I'm interested in almost all aspects of economics and human behaviour.  Recently I have been studying land use and soybean production in the Brazilian Amazon and with Evan Killick on a project combining ethnographic and econometric analyses of land use; REDD policies in Bolivia with Lykke Andersen, Ben Groom and Charlie Palmer, and deforestation-growth cycles in the Amazon with Eustaquio Reis and my Ph.D. student Petterson M. Vale.

Contact details:

  • Address:  London School of Economics 
    Houghton Street

    London  WC2A 2AE  United Kingdom
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6331
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6844
  • Email: d.weinhold@lse.ac.uk 
  • Room number: H710 (Connaught House)

Selected Recent Publications

Journal Articles  

“Soybeans, Poverty and Inequality in the Brazilian Amazon” (with Eustaquio Reis and Evan Killick), World Development, vol 52, December 2013

“The Happiness Reducing Costs of Noise Pollution,” Journal of Regional Science, vol. 53, no. 2, 2013

A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: the Sustainable Amazon Network” (with Toby A. Gardner, et al.) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368 (20120166),  April 2013

 "Innovation, Inequality and Intellectual Property Rights" (with Usha Nair-Reichert), World Development, Volume 37, Issue 5, May 2009

 "Valuing future development rights and the costs of conservation easements" (with Kathryn Anderson)  Ecological Economics, Volume 68, Issues 1-2, December 2008

 "Land Use and Transportation Costs in the Brazilian Amazon" (with Eustaquio Reis),  Global Environmental Change vol. 18, issue 1, pp. 54-68, February 2008

 "Correcting for bias when estimating the cost of hospital-acquired infection: an analysis of lower respiratory tract infections in non-surgical patients" (with Nick Graves and Jennifer Roberts) Health Economics  Vol. 14 no. 7, July 2005

 "On the Effect of the Internet on International Trade" (with Caroline L. Freund), Journal of International Economics 62(1) January 2004

 "The Importance of Trade and Geography in the Pattern of Spatial Dependence of Growth Rates" Review of Development Economics, vol. 6 no. 3,  2002

 "The Internet and International Trade in Services" (with Caroline L. Freund), American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), vol. 92 no. 2,  May 2002


 The Dynamics of Deforestation and Economic Growth in the Brazilian Amazon, with Clive W.J. Granger, Eustaquio Reis, Lykke Andersen, and Sven Wunder.  Cambridge University Press, December  2002


Current Working Papers


Dynamic medium term Granger causality between growth and poverty  (with Salvador Pérez-Moreno)

Sustainability in the Tropics: does a boom in deforestation lead to a bust in development? (with Eustaquio Reis and Petterson M. Vale)

How big a problem is noise pollution? a brief happiness analysis by a perturbable economist

The choice of institutions: the role of risk and risk aversion (with Paul Zak)

A dynamic 'fixed effects' model for heterogeneous panel data


Downloadable estimation programs

Current Ph.D. students


Petterson M. Vale:  Cattle ranching and land use in the Brazilian Amazon        

Anouk Rigterink:   Natural resources and conflict

Maria Fleischhauer: Culture, institutions and long run growth

Yi Fan: Intergenerational mobility and development in China

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