BiographyStefania Bracco is adjunct Professor of Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences at the University of Turin and expert in sustainable investment in agriculture and environmental economics. She holds a PhD in Economics (from the University of Siena) and Master's degree in Development Economics (from the University of Florence). She has international research experiences at the Columbia University in the City of New York and at the University of Reading, UK.
Her interests and publications are in the field of energy economics; natural resources sustainability; agricultural investments; corporate social responsibility and climate change. In 2011 she worked on migration and cooperation projects for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, General Direction for Development Cooperation, in Rome. She currently collaborates with the Climate and Environment Division of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, where she is researching on sustainable investments in agrifood value chains.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Environmental Economics; Energy Economics; Sustainable Development; International Economics
Africa; Migration; Reading
Published: May 05, 2015 by Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 50, Pages 130–143
Authors: Stefania Bracco
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Environment and Sustainability
In recent years, land is becoming an important commodity and the land sector in many developing countries has been object of growing foreign acquisitions. The aim of the paper is to analyze whether the requirements set by the EU Renewable Energy Directive introducing biofuels sustainability criteria has induced the European investors acquiring land for producing biofuel feedstocks to adopt more sustainable strategies.