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Amanda Palazzo

Research Scholar

Integrated Biosphere Futures Research Group

Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program


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


Carr, T.W., Addo, F. , Palazzo, A. , Havlik, P. , Pérez Guzmán, K. , Ali, Z., Green, R., Hadida, G., Segnon, A.C., Zougmoré, R., & Scheelbeek, P. (2024). Addressing future food demand in The Gambia: can increased crop productivity and climate change adaptation close the supply–demand gap? Food Security 16 (3) 691-704. 10.1007/s12571-024-01444-1.

Leclere, D., Palazzo, A. , Janssens, C., Hill, S., Boere, E., & Havlik, P. (2023). Exploring the role of agricultural trade in the future of nature and people. In: GTAP: 26th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, June 14-16, 2023, Bordeaux, France.

Thambi, S., Chandrasekharan, T., Chiu, C., Susanto, E., Palazzo, A. , Frank, S. , & Havlik, P. (2023). The Financial Impact of Climate Change on the Livestock Sector. New Insights For Investors and Policymakers. The FAIRR Initiative , London, UK.

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