Research Interests

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

Research Projects

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

Refereed articles

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2021.102453. Earlier version at SSRN: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3547436.

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, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102178.

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, https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aafc83.

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, https://doi.org/10.3390/su10020511.

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, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0136402

Working papers

Cisneros, E., J. Börner, S. Pagiola, and S. Wunder (2019): Impacts of Conservation Incentives in Protected Areas: The case of Bolsa Floresta, Brazil, PES Learning Paper, 1, World Bank, Washington DC, https://doi.org/10.1596/33077 (under review in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management).

Work in progress

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



Cisneros E., and K. Kis-Katos: Environmental effects of anti-corruption strategies.



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.



J. Seufert, A. Python, C. Weisser, T. Kneib, E. Cisneros, and K. Kis-Katos. Modelling ex-ante spatial risks of COVID-19 infection: In-sights from network analysis combined with Bayesian geo-statistical model.

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



Dissertation

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

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