Dr. Sarobidy Rakotonarivo

Education Double PhD degree in Environmental and Development Economics, Bangor University, UK and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
STAARS Research When payments interact with property rights: experimental evidence for managing conservation-agriculture conflicts in Africa
Contact sarobidy.rakotonarivo@gmail.com

Sarobidy Rakotonarivo is an environmental socio-economist with an interdisciplinary background in natural resource management. She uses surveys, choice experiments, behavioural games, qualitative interviews, deliberative approaches and mixed methods to understand decision-making in the areas of rural livelihoods, environmental justice, environmental economics, climate change mitigation, and conservation.  She just completed a three-year postdoctoral research on conservation-food security conflicts at the University of Stirling. She received a double PhD degree in Environmental and Development economics from Bangor university and the university of Copenhagen in 2016. Her PhD thesis examined the true local welfare costs of conservation restrictions in Madagascar. Prior to her PhD, she used the lens of political ecology to analyse the institutional arrangements and land-use conflicts within a REDD+ pilot project in Tanzania.

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