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Dr Lavinia Poruschi

Research Economist


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Lavinia is an economist and econometric modeller working on energy transitions research using regional and spatial data analysis to support strategic decisions. For example, recent project assignments have covered solar, wind, hydrogen or transmission lines' research. My areas of focus include the regional development and regional prosperity implications of energy/primary industries (e.g. employment, regional product analysis); metrics and indicators for tracking success across policies implementation; strategic foresighting and scenarios projections development; consumer level analysis of energy use, access to renewables and energy hardship / inequity analysis. In addition to econometrics, I have a background in spatial (GIS) analysis and programming.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2020-2020

    2020 AJARE Journal Best Paper Award
    Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society

  • 2020-2020

    Land & Water Award for Victoria 2030 Export Targets Project Team for Customer Engagement and Delivery Culture
    CSIRO, Land & Water

  • 2015-2015

    Deputy Vice Chancellor Commendation for excellence in teaching
    Griffith University

  • 2013-2013

    Graduate Scholar Award 2013
    Common Ground Publishing Group “On Sustainability” conference

  • 2011-2011

    Postgraduate PhD Award Scholarship
    Griffith University

  • 2008-2008

    Postgraduate Masters Award Scholarship
    Japanese Government | Monbukagakusho

  • 2003-2003

    Japanese Language + Undergraduate Award Scholarship
    Japanese Government | Monbukagakusho

Current Roles

  • Economist & Econometric modeller
    Drought Mission, Hydrogen Mission, Smart Energy Mission, CRC TiME

  • Reviewer for Scientific Journals
    Environmental Science and Policy| Resources Policy | Energy Policy | Energy Research and Social Science

  • Member
    Economic Society of Australia | International Association for Impact Assessment

Academic Qualifications

  • 2019

    Doctor of Philosophy
    Griffith University

  • 2010

    Master of Environmental Sciences
    University of Tsukuba

  • 2008

    Bachelor of Arts, International Development Economics
    University of Tsukuba

Professional Experiences

  • 2013-2016

    Sessional Academic
    University of Queensland & Griffith University

  • 2011-2014

    (Senior) Research Assistant
    Griffith University

  • 2012-2013

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • 2011-2013

    Consultant & Research Fellow
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

  • 2008-2011

    Research Assistant
    Global Carbon Project/National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

Other highlights

  • 2018

    Invited Panelist: IPCC Cities Conference

  • 2015

    Chair: State of Australian Cities Conference

  • 2014

    Presenter: Earth Systems Governance Conference


  • 2018-2018

    ECR Travel Support for the IPCC Cities Conference, Edmonton, Canada (4-8 March 2018)

  • 2014-2014

    Postgraduate Conference Travel Grant | Griffith University

  • 2013-2013

    Graduate Scholar Award 2013: Conference participation support from Common Ground Publishing Group “On Sustainability” Conference

  • 2015-2015

    Joint Research Engagement fund | Cities Research Centre, Griffith University

  • 2009-2009

    Capacity Building Workshop Grant | Collaborator | Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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