Pedro Naso

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Pedro Naso is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). He holds a PhD in Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), a MSc and MRes in Economics from the University College London (UCL), and a BEng in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP). Pedro Naso has professional experiences in the private sector (metallurgy and financial markets) in Brazil, in the public sector (Ministry of State Administration) in Guinea-Bissau, as a researcher and teaching assistant (CIES – IHEID) in Switzerland, and as a R&D lead (agriculture) in Burundi.

Pedro Naso's research focuses on the intersection between Environmental Economics and Development Economics. He has two main research interests. First, to understand how societies should use and regulate natural resources. This includes both understanding the relationship between economic development and environmental quality; and investigating ways in which environmental externalities can be corrected. Second, to study the dynamics of agricultural economies (mainly) in Sub-Saharan Africa.