Gianni Ruta

Former PhD student

Gianni Ruta

Gianni’s research applies microeconomic theory to the analysis of international finance mechanisms for climate change adaptation. The research is part of the Grantham Reseach institute’s broader adaptation work program.


Gianni is currently on leave from the World Bank’s environment department, where he has worked as an environmental economist for the past ten years. He has worked extensively on green accounting, environmental indicators and climate change in low income countries.

Research interests

  • Contract theory;
  • Environmental and natural resource economics;
  • Climate change adaptation;
  • Climate change and trade;
  • Green accounting.