Professor Lino Briguglio is the Director of the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta and a member of staff of the Economics Department of the same University. He is known internationally for his seminal work on the "Vulnerability Index" which was published in World Development in 1995, which led to a world-wide interest and to many quantitative studies on economic vulnerability. He has also pioneered work on the measurement of economic resilience, in a paper published in Oxford Development Studies in 2009. He has acted as consultant to various international organisations on studies and reports relating to small states. He was lead author for the 3rd. 4th and 5th IPCC assessment report on climate change vulnerability and adaptation.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Islands and Small states studies