Bianca Cecato


Bio: I am a PhD candidate at LFS, and I hold an MA in Economics at PUC-Rio, in Brazil. Before joining UBC as a PhD student with a focus on economics and environmental issues, I worked for the World Bank in Washington DC on projects related to labor markets in Latin America.
Research: My main research currently focuses on investigating the impact of newspaper closures on monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations in the United States. My other projects focus on developing countries, more specifically on the impact of climate change on internal migration in Indonesia, and on lead pollution and education outcomes in Mexico.
Policy report in partnership with Metro Vancouver:
Lower Fraser Valley Visual Air Quality Pilot Study“, UBC Sustainability Scholars report, 2019.