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Research interests

Her research focuses on the environmental economics of food consumption, and their implications on health economics and human nutrition from a micro-econometric perspective. She specialises in demand modelling and the micro-simulation of policy interventions.



Elena Benedetti is an applied economist studying the environmental and nutritional aspects related to the food sector. She joined the Northumbria University Business School in October 2021 as a Lecturer in Economics. She holds a BSc in Economics (University of Urbino), MSc in Environmental Economics (University of Siena) and a PhD in Environmental Economics at Newcastle University (UK).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Newcastle University

1 Oct 201724 Sep 2021

Award Date: 25 Jun 2022

Economics, MSc, University of Siena

Award Date: 9 Jun 2016

Economics, BSc, University of Urbino

Award Date: 9 Dec 2013


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