Research Interests

Environmental Economics and Policy, Political Economy, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, and Conflict Economics.

Research Projects

PlanetHealth: From human to planetary health: Global land-use impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Published papers

Seufert, J. D., A. Python, C. Weisser, E. Cisneros, K. Kis-Katos, and T. Kneib (2022): Mapping ex-ante spatial risks of COVID-19 in Indonesia using a Bayesian geostatistical model on airport network data, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society), forthcoming.

Cisneros, E., J. Börner, S. Pagiola, and S. Wunder (2022): Impacts of Conservation Incentives in Protected Areas: The case of Bolsa Floresta, Brazil, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 111: 102,572, Earlier version at SSRN: .

Cisneros, E., K. Kis-Katos, and N. Nuryartono (2021): Palm oil and the politics of deforestation in Indonesia, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 108: 102,453, Earlier version at SSRN:

Correa, J., E. Cisneros, J. Börner, A. Pfaff, M. Costa, and R. Rajão (2020): Evaluating REDD+ at subnational level: Amazon Fund impacts in Alta Floresta, Brazil, Forest Policy and Economics, 116: 102178,

Giudice, R., Börner B., and Wunder S., E. Cisneros (2019): Selection biases and spillovers from collective conservation incentives in the Peruvian Amazon, Environmental Research Letters, 14(4): 045,004,

Rodríguez L. O., E. Cisneros, T. Pequeño, M. T. Fuentes, and Y. Zinngrebe (2018): Building Adaptive Capacity in Changing Social-Ecological Systems: Integrating Knowledge in Communal Land-Use Planning in the Peruvian Amazon, Sustainability, 10(2): 511,

Cisneros, E., S. L. Zhou, and J. Börner (2015): Naming and Shaming for Conservation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon, PLoS ONE, 10(9): 1-24,

Working papers

Cisneros E., and K. Kis-Katos: Unintended consequences of anti-corruption strategies, SSRN,

Work in progress

Cisneros, E., T. West, B. Soares-Filho, and J. Börner: Brazil’s conservation policy cocktail gone stale.

Seesing J., and E. Cisneros: The political rebound effect of law enforcement: The effect of environmental fines on voting behaviour in Brazil.

Weber R., and E. Cisneros: Assessing Monitoring and Early Warning Systems for Food Security Risks.

Cisneros, E.: Protected area leakage, environmental enforcement, and land claims.

Cisneros E., R. Genthner, K. Kis-Katos, L. Reiners, and F. Wang: Environmental degradation and human health.


The Impact of Public Policies on Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, 2017, Dissertation at Center for Development Research, University of Bonn.