About my research
Society must respond in a multitude of ways to limit global temperature increase below two degrees. One possible avenue for change is to increase the use of bioenergy from agricultural biomass, to replace fossil-based energy. Agricultural bioenergy is not sufficiently profitable today and policy is required to boost the sector. With an increased use of agricultural biomass for energy comes however changes to land use and agricultural production generally. This will be accompanied by risk for adverse environmental consequences and by effects on the economic structure of the sector and food production, and will almost certainly cause conflicts between societal goals. Policy must hence be carefully designed to steer agricultural bioenergy production toward a solution where the societal benefits from production of food, feed and fibre, are in balance with environmental benefits. In my PhD work I use integrated modelling to study farm production decisions and land use changes in Sweden in response to policy change, to evaluate policy towards a societally optimal solution. A part of a larger multidisciplinary project, the contribution of my PhD project is to bring the economic perspective into the analysis of policy for sustainable agricultural biomass.
My academic background is in economics (BSc) and economic history (MSc) at Lund university. Prior to starting my doctoral studies I worked for four years as a policy analyst at the School for Business and Economics at Lund university, mainly studying economic and environmental consequences of the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). My interests are policy, economics, and economic modelling.
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Subventioner till nötkreatur motverkar klimatmålenCecilia Larsson
(2021) Kristianstadsbladet , p.8-9
Effects of farm type on food production, landscape openness, grassland biodiversity, and greenhouse gas emissions in mixed agricultural-forestry regionsNiklas Boke Olén, Fabian Roger, Mark V. Brady, Cecilia Larsson, Georg K.S. Andersson, et al.
(2021) Agricultural Systems, 189
Naturbetesmarkens framtid – en fråga om lönsamhetCecilia Larsson, Niklas Boke-Olén, Mark V. Brady
The effect of farm type on ecosystem services in Swedish mixed agricultural-forestry regionsNiklas Boke-Olén, Fabian Roger, Mark V. Brady, Cecilia Larsson, Georg K.S. Andersson, et al.
Reformen av CAP 2013 : Lärdomar för en bättre jordbrukspolitik efter 2020Cecilia Larsson, Mark V. Brady, Jordan Hristov, Helena Johansson
(2018) AgriFood Rapport
Impacts of direct payments : Lessons for CAP post-2020 from a quantitative analysisHelena Johansson, Mark Brady, Cecilia Larsson, Ewa Rabinowicz, Torbjörn Jansson, et al.
(2017) AgriFood Rapport
Samverkan kring habitatförvaltning höjer avkastningen i jordbruketCecilia Larsson, Mark Brady, Ronggang Cong
(2016) Policy Brief
Women’s Education, Empowerment, and Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: Findings from Recent Demographic and Health SurveysMaria Stanfors, Cecilia Larsson
(2014) Etude de la Population Africaine, 28 p.1022-1034