Giulia Buccione


I'm a PhD Candidate in Economics at Brown University. My research interests are in Development Economics, Environmental Economics and Cultural Economics, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa.  

I am interested in the interaction between cultural norms and the process of economic development. In my JMP,  I study how religion influences adaptation to water scarcity. 

As part of this agenda, I am currently working on field experiments to test how culturally grounded policies can alleviate constraints to development. Specifically, my ongoing projects target water scarcity in Egypt and Jordan, and religious tension in Lebanon. My research is being supported by the International Growth Centre and the J-PAL King Climate Action Initiative.

I will be on the 2023/2024 Job Market. 

Curriculum vitae: here