Maria De Salvo

Associate Professor of Agricultural economics and rural appraisal [AGR/01]
Office: Via Santa Sofia 98 (ex DISEAE), quarto piano
Phone: 0957580353
Office Hours: Monday from 10:00 to 13:00 | Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00

Maria De Salvo is associate professor at the University of Catania, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

She graduated in Agrifood Economics at University of Catania. She holds a Bachelor’s degree on “Agricultural Science” (summa cum laude) from the University of Catania, and a master’s degree in “Agriculture Economics and Rural Policy” from the University on Naples "Federico II". She was lecturer at the University of Catania in “Environmental Economics” and “Real estate appraisal”. Her main area of research concerns the economic valuation of environmental and natural resources, with a particular focus on the methodological issues associated with discrete choice models. She has carried out research by applying non-market valuation techniques to valuing environmental policies within the field of natural resources and services. More recently her main research interests include also methods to assess climate change impacts on agriculture. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, including: Ecosystem Services, Agricultural Systems, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Ecological Economics, Journal of Forest Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics. In the last five years, she published 13 refereed journal articles, two contributions to book and four papers in peer-reviewed proceedings. She active as academic referee in peer-review journals, such as Resource and Energy Economics, Forest Policy and Economics, Ecological Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental and Development Economics, Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, and serve in the editorial board of the journal Aestimum.

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No-market valuation, real estate appraisal, climate change impacts assessment, risk analysis.