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Dr Shaun Larcom

Dr Shaun Larcom

Research Associate

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.

Research Interests

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.

Key Publications

Journal Articles


Review by Bruce Ottley in Asia Pacific Law Review

Book Chapters

  • 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)  


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