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University of Exeter Business School

Dr Neha Deopa

Dr Neha Deopa

Lecturer in Economics

 Streatham Court 1.50


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Neha Deopa joined the University of Exeter in 2023. Prior to this, Neha was awarded The Swiss National Science Foundation Mobility Fellowship and was based at The Aix Marseille School of Economics. She received her PhD in Economics in 2021 from The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID).

Neha’s research is at the intersection of environmental economics and political economy. She also studies environmental decision-making under uncertainty. Her current work explores the impact of social institutions, specifically cultural preferences and belief systems, on resource extraction and management.


PhD Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID)


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Research interests


Deopa, Neha, and Piergiuseppe Fortunato. "Language and the cultural markers of COVID-19." Social science & medicine 301 (2022): 114886.


Deopa, Neha, and Piergiuseppe Fortunato. "Coronagraben in Switzerland: culture and social distancing in times of COVID-19." Journal of Population Economics 34.4 (2021): 1355-1383.


Research projects

Between 2019-2022 Neha worked as a Trade & Development Policy Consultant with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)


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Journal articles

Deopa N, Rinaldo D (2024). Quickest Detection of Ecological Regimes for Natural Resource Management. Environmental and Resource Economics, 87(5), 1327-1366. Abstract.
Deopa N, Fortunato P (2022). Language and the cultural markers of COVID-19. Soc Sci Med, 301 Abstract.  Author URL.
Deopa N, Fortunato P (2021). Coronagraben in Switzerland: culture and social distancing in times of COVID-19. J Popul Econ, 34(4), 1355-1383. Abstract.  Author URL.

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