University Lecturer in Enviromental Economics, Department of Land Economy, Cambridge
Dr Shaun Larcom is a Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. Prior to joining Cambrige, Dr Larcom was a lecturer in environmental economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He began his career as an economist at the Australian Treasury and worked on a range of policy areas; including climate change, taxation policy, health policy and water and natural resource management. He also worked for the Papua New Guinean Treasury where he managed an import tariff review and the Cape York Institute where he helped develop indigenous welfare reform pilots for remote communities. He completed his PhD at the Centre of Law and Economics at University College London in 2012 where his thesis examined the law and economics of legal pluralism in Papua New Guinea. He was appointed Bye Fellow at St Edmund's College in 2013-14.
Dr Larcom's research is focused on how informal and formal institutions interact with one another and the consequences of such interactions, both on development and the environment. He has a particular interest in legal pluralism and he is currently working on a research project at the VHI investigating the interconnections between legal pluralism and natural law.
- (with M. Sarr and T. Willems), The World Bank Economic Review 2016; doi: 10.1093/wber/lhw039
- Natural Resource Contests and Precolonial Institutions in Papua New Guinea, Journal of Agrarian Change. 2016
- Precolonial Institutions and Deforestation in Africa (with T. van Gevelt and A. Zabala), Land Use Policy 51(1). 2016
- Documenting legal dissonance (with T. Swanson), Review of Law and Economics, 11(1). 2015.
- Internalising Legal Norms, Law and Society Review, 49 (1). 2015.
- Problematic Legal Pluralism: Causes, Consequences and some Potential 'Cures', Journal of Legal Pluralism, 46(2). 2014
- Accounting for Legal Pluralism: the Impact of Pre-Colonial Institutions on Crime, Law and Development Review, 6(1). 2013
- Taking Customary Law Seriously: A Case of Legal Re-Ordering in Kieta, Journal of Legal Pluralism, 45(2). 2013.
Review by Bruce Ottley in Asia Pacific Law Review
Economics of Green Economies: Investment in Green Growth and How it Works (with T. Swanson), in P.-M. Dupuy, J. E. Viñuales (eds.), Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
International experiences in air pollution management (with H. Vennemo) in T Lin and T. Swanson (eds.), Economic Growth and Environmental Regulation: The People's Republic of China's Path to a Brighter Future (ADB and Routledge, 2009)