Prof. Lino Pascal Briguglio

Prof. Lino Pascal Briguglio

Prof. Lino Pascal Briguglio



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University of Malta
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Professor Lino Briguglio possesses a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Exeter (UK) and a Special Diploma in Social Studies from the University of Oxford. He obtained his Honours and Master's degree in Economics from the University of Malta. He was formerly head of the Economics Department and of the Banking and Finance Department of the University of Malta and director of the University Gozo Campus. He currently directs the Islands and Small States Institute and.

His main area of interest is islands and small states studies, in particular economic aspects, and he has authored many publications on this subject. He is known internationally for his seminal work on the "Vulnerability Index" (see example World Development, vol. 23 (9): 1615-1632, 1995.) which led to a world-wide interest and to many quantitative studies on Economic and Environmental Vulnerability. He also pioneered studies on measuring economic resilience (see Oxford Development Studies, Volume 37(3): 229-247, 2009)

Professor Briguglio also has a keen interest in competition economics. He is currently a member of the Appeals Tribunal for Competition and Consumer Affairs, which is a judiciary panel appointed by the Government of Malta.

Professor Briguglio is editor of Bank of Valletta Review published by the Bank of Valletta and also serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals. For a time he was the general editor of the Islands Series published by Cassell-Pinter, London.

Professor Briguglio has acted as consultant to several international organisations including the UN Department of Policy Coordination, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, CARICOM, the Commonwealth Secretariat and SOPAC. He has also represented the Maltese government in many United Nations meetings, including the UN Global Conference on the Sustainable Development of Small Island States and the World Summit for Sustainable Development.

Prof. Briguglio is one of the lead authors for the chapter on Small Island States of the Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Currently Professor Briguglio is a member of the Malta Climate Change Consultative Council.
  • Small States and Islands Studies
  • The Maltese Economy
  • Economic Vulnerability
  • Economic Resilience
  • Competition Economics
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • East Asian Economies

Briguglio, L. 2011, Growth with Resilience in Low Income Countries, Presented at the the G20 Multi-Year Action Plan on Development organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie, London.

Briguglio, L. 2011, Macroeconomics and the Maltese Economy, Book Distributores Ltd, San Gwann Malta, Malta.

Briguglio, L., Cordina, G., Vella, S. & Vigilance, C. 2010, Profiling Economic Vulnerability and Resilience - A Manual for Small States, Commonwealth Secretariat and University of Malta, London.

Briguglio, L., Cordina, G., Farrugia, N. & Vigilance, C. (eds) 2008, Small States and the Pillars of Economic Resilience, Commonwealth Secetariat and University of Malta, Malta.

Mimura, N., Nurse, L., McLean, R., Agard, J., Briguglio, L., Lefale, P., Payet, R. & Sem, G. 2007, "Small islands" in Climate Change, Impacts and Vulnerability, ed. IPCC, Fifth Assessment Report edn, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), , pp. 687-716.

Briguglio, L., Persaud, B. & Stern, R. 2006, Toward an Outward-Oriented Development Strategy for Small States: Issues, Opportunities and Resilience Building , World Bank, Washington DC.

Briguglio, L. & Cordina, G. (eds) 2004, Vulnerability and Resilience of Small States., Commonwealth Secretariat and the University of Malta.

Briguglio, L., Archer, B., Jafari, J. & Wall, G. 1996, Sustainable tourism in islands and small states: issues and policies. Pinter.

Briguglio, L. 1995, "Small island developing states and their economic vulnerabilities", World Development, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1615-1632.

Briguglio, L., Cordina, G., Endeley, G. & Bare, T. (eds) Maximising Malta's Competitiveness Potential , Commonwealth Secretariat and the University of Malta.

  • ECN2141 - Economics of Environmental Policy
  • ECN2210 - Introduction to International Economics
  • ECN3141 - Economics of Small Island States
  • ISS5200 - Introduction to the Study of Islands and Small States 1: Economic and Environmental Issues
  • ISS5220 - Research Methodology
  • TTC2210 - Island Tourism
  • TTC5004 - Research Methods in Cultural Tourism
Research Work in Process
Vulnerability and Coping Ability of Countries with Regard to Climate Change
Economic Vulnerability and Resilience of Small States
Economic Development in East Asia

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Small States Network for Economic Development (
Member of the Board of Trustees of the University Consortium of Small Island States

Member of the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Appeals Tribunal
Member of the Malta Climate Change Consultative Council
Lead Author of WGII for Chapter 29 of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report
Member of the Circolo Gozitano
Member of the Malta Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce