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Vally Koubi

Professor and Senior Scientist, Center for Comparative and International Studies, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Bern

Vally Koubi is a Professor and Senior Scientist at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), and a Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Bern, Switzerland. She received her BA degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and her MS, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Rochester. Koubi’s research focuses on the social consequences of climatic changes and the determinants of domestic environmental policies and outcomes as well as international environmental cooperation across countries and time. 

Her research on the social consequences of climatic changes aims at understanding the effects of climatic changes on migration and conflict mainly in the developing world. This research combines perspectives from different social science disciplines and employs a wide range of research methods, including macro-quantitative analyses and micro-level surveys, survey experiments, and field experiments in several countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, Uganda, and Vietnam. She has published articles in journals including Climatic Change, Ecological Economics, International Organizations, Journal of Peace Research, Nature Climate Change and World Development.   

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.