Daniele Rinaldo

Economist, Pianist

University of Exeter

I am an assistant professor (E&R lecturer) at the University of Exeter and at the Land, Economics, Environment and Policy Institute (LEEP). I work at the nexus of environmental, development and mathematical economics.

My current research studies the drivers of deforestation and the economic impact of endemic diseases, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. I also study natural resource management under the threat of regime shifts and natural catastrophes. Additionally, I work on probability theory and stochastic analysis, with a focus on nonlinear diffusion processes. I am a classical pianist.


  • Environmental economics
  • Development economics
  • Mathematical economics, stochastic analysis and control


  • Research Fellow, 2021

    University of Cambridge

  • PhD in Economics, 2019

    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

  • MSc in Quantitative Finance, 2009

    University of Padua

  • Soloist Diploma, 2014

    Musik-Akademie Basel

  • MA, piano, 2011

    Royal Academy of Music, London