Dr Marie Briguglio

Dr Marie Briguglio

Dr Marie Briguglio



Room 302
Humanities B (FEMA)
University of Malta
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Dr. Marie Briguglio is a resident academic at the University of Malta (Department of Economics), lecturing in Environmental Economics, Behavioural Economics and Social Marketing. She holds a PhD in Economics (Stirling), a MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics (London, Distinction), and a BA Honours in Economics (Malta, 1st Class). Her main research interests include market failure and the economics of altruistic behaviour, voluntary environmental cooperation, wellbeing and cultural participation, on which topics she has published extensively.

Marie is currently the University of Malta’s Principal Investigator on a number of research projects including the R2pi project on the Circular Economy (funded by Horizon 2020), and in various collaborative research projects with public sector organisations. She also represents the Department of Economics on FEMA's Doctoral Committee and Research Committee.

Having been a Senior Visiting Lecturer for a number of years, Marie accepted a full-time post at the Economics Department of the University of Malta in 2011. Prior to returning to academia Marie dedicated several years to working in the public sector, having served inter alia as Deputy Director at the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (Environment) and the National Focal point to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Marie is also an award winning screen-writer and producer with an extensive body of work focusing on socio-political and environmental issues. She has won the World Intellectual Property Organsiation’s award for creativity. She is highly active in community outreach activities including in her role as the Chairperson of the Forum for Active Community Engagement within the President of Malta's Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society.
  • Behavioural Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Cultural Economics
  • Social Marketing

Briguglio, M. 2016, "Household Cooperation in Waste Management: Initial Conditions and Intervention", Journal of Economic Surveys, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 497-525.

Bambrick, H., Moncada, S. & Briguglio, M. 2015, "Climate change and health vulnerability in informal urban settlements in the Ethiopian Rift Valley", Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 054014.

Briguglio, M. 2015, "A finger on the pulse of happiness in an urbanised island context" in Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation: Social Science Research and Transitions to Urban Contexts, eds. J. Condie & A.M. Cooper, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, pp. 195-199.

Briguglio, M. & Moncada, S. 2015, " Environmental Challenges in Malta" in The Greening of the Mediterranean, eds. M.S. Gale de Oliveira, M. Kennet, S. Amaral, E. Tezza, M. Briguglio & D. Salman, The Green Economics Institute, , pp. 52-57.

Briguglio, M., Delaney, L. & Wood, A. 2015, "Voluntary recycling despite disincentives", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, , pp. 1-24.

Briguglio, M. & Sultana, A. 2015, "The Effect of the Maltese Festa on Well-Being: An Economic Analysis, with a Focus on Youth Participation" in Young People and the "Festa" in Malta, ed. A. Azzopardi, Best Print Co. Ltd., Malta, pp. 51-73.

Briguglio, L. & Briguglio, M. 2002, "Sustainable Tourism in Small Islands: the Case of Malta" in Tourism, Biodiversity and Information, eds. F. di Castri & V. Balaji, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 169-184.

Mallia, A., Briguglio, M. & Gauci, V. 2002, "Environmental Planning,  Environmental Management and Sustainability  " in State of the Environment Report for Malta, eds. V. Axiak, V. Gauci, A. Mallia, et al, Ministry for Home Affairs and the Environment, , pp. 4-37.

Briguglio, M. & Mercieca, K. 1997, "The economics of waste management in small island states", Bank of Valletta Review, vol. Spring, pp. 13-46.

Briguglio, M. & Mercieca, K. 1988, "Solid waste management policy in the EU and the Euromed process: some reflections on the way forward for Malta" in Malta, the European Union and the Mediterranean: Closer relations in the wider context, ed. P.S. Xuereb, University of Malta, European Documentation and Research Centre, Malta, pp. 275-304.

  • ECN4205 - Applied Economic Research
  • ECN5217 - Environmental and Resource Economics
  • EMP1005 - The Human-Nature Interface
  • IOT5004 - Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • MRK5816 - Social Marketing: Theory and Practice
  • SWB1001 - Foundations of Social Wellbeing
-- Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary Foundation) for furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world, June 2015

-- Stirling Management School Award (1st) for Applied Research Impact, Dec 2014

-- Student Paper Award at the IAREP/ICAP Joint International Conference July 2014

-- World Intellectual Property Organisation Award for Creativity, 2013

-- Malta Innovation Award 2013, First Prize for Creative Innovation, Ministry for Economy, Investment and Small Enterprises

-- Golden Star award for Active Citizenship for the project culminating in the production of the video titled “New European Citizens”, 2005;

-- Green Media Personality of the year awarded by WWF Malta (Nature Trust), 2003

-- Special Commendation for the programme “Viva Malta Familji” for its gender balance, 2001

-- Broadcasting Award in the Current Affairs Programme Category with the entry of a programme entitled Viva Malta 2000;

-- Broadcasting Award in the Culture and Education Programme Category with the entry of a programme entitled Caravaggio 1999;

-- Broadcasting Award in the Current Affairs Programme Category with the entry of a programme entitled Bir-Rispett Kollu, 1994


-- European Commission Horizon 2020, Research and Innovation Framework Programme (H2020-CIRC-2016 OneStage), Proposal number: 730378 “Transition from linear 2 circular: policy and innovation”, 20-026. Role: Principal Investigator, University of Malta

-- Ministry for Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Research grant to assess the Impact of the Kreattiv programme, 2014

-- Valletta 2018 Foundation, research grant to map cultural participation in Malta in the run up to Valletta as the European Capital of Culture, 2013

-- University of Malta and Scotland (SIRE) Bursary to conduct research on the determinants of voluntary waste participation in Malta, 2013;

-- Malta Film Fund award for a feature film script dealing with the theme of environmental protection, 2012

-- Kreattiv award for the production of a short film with children on their vision of the future, 2011;

-- Community Chest Fund grant for the Project titled “Sustainable Lifestyles” for research and public outreach on the theme of financial literacy and decision making.

-- PhD Bursary awarded by the Scholarship and Bursaries Fund of the University of Malta, 2010