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Amanda Palazzo

Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources

Biography

Amanda Palazzo joined the IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program in 2012, to work on the Global Biosphere Management Model (GLOBIOM). Her work includes addressing water scarcity from growing sector demand as well as from climate change. Additionally, she is continuing her work with the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) program of the CGIAR to quantify future regional development scenarios of environmental and human livelihoods. Regions of specific interest include Eastern and Western Africa, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America.

Ms. Palazzo earned her MS degree in Agricultural and Consumer Economics with a concentration in Natural Resource, Production, and Environmental Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research was part of a multi-disciplinary project including a team of economists, hydrologists, and sociologists that analyzed the surface water-groundwater interactions of the Nebraska portion of the Republican River Basin in order to model the welfare impacts of alternative spatial water management policies on individual farmers.

Prior to joining IIASA, Ms. Palazzo worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where she worked as a developer of the International Model for Policy Analysis of Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT).


Last update: 15 SEP 2020

Publications

Addo, F. & Palazzo, A. (2023). Securing sustainable and resilient food systems for The Gambia. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-36

Sperling, F., Havlik, P. , Denis, M., Valin, H. , Palazzo, A. , Gaupp, F., & Visconti, P. (2022). Toward resilient food systems after COVID-19. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability 4 e100110. 10.1016/j.crsust.2021.100110.

Ali, Z., Scheelbeek, P.F.D., Felix, J., Jallow, B., Palazzo, A. , Segnon, A.C., Havlík, P. , Prentice, A.M., & Green, R. (2022). Adherence to EAT-Lancet dietary recommendations for health and sustainability in the Gambia. Environmental Research Letters 17 (10) e104043. 10.1088/1748-9326/ac9326.

Guerrero, S., Henderson, B., Valin, H., Janssens, C., Havlik, P. , & Palazzo, A. (2022). The impacts of agricultural trade and support policy reform on climate change adaptation and environmental performance. OECD https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1787/520dd70d-en.