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A Research Center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University Bloomington
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Larissa Chermont

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Academic year: 2001
Development Studies Institute - DESTIN
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London, WC 2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Phone:  +44 207 955 6054      
L.Chermont[at]lse [dot] ac

Larissa Chermont, was a student pursuing a Ph.D. degree at London School of Economics, U.K. and visited Indiana University for three weeks in 2001. During this time she received training in GIS and remote sensing and collaborated with the ACT team on the preparation of a survey research protocol to be used in her research in Santarém, and returned for a second visit to work on some chapters of her dissertation.

After formal training in economics, Larissa Steiner Chermont has, for the past 6 years, been involved in researching and lecturing on economic theory, environmental economics, development and public policies related to the Amazon region.  As a lecturer at the Federal University of Para (UFPA - Brazil) she has had the opportunity of combining the the taskof training undergraduate students in Macroeconomics with her  research activities  as consultant to either governmental institutions  or non-governmental organizations.  She has led a consultant project for the city mayor of Belem on Economic Instruments for Waste Management and Public Policies Implications.  This was a result of her previous work as a research assistant on Environmental Economics in IPEA, a federal governement institute for research and development, in a project on Economic Instruments for Integrated Systems of Waste Management.  Recently, she is taking her PhD in Environmental Economics at the London School of Economics, studying the economics and valuation of forest fires in the Amazon, in a co-operation project from her university, UFPA and the Institute for Environmental Research of Amazonia (IPAM).