Dr Stefano Moncada

Dr Stefano Moncada

Dr Stefano Moncada

 B.A.(Hons)(Development Econ.)(Rome),M.A.(Eur.Stud.),Ph.D.(Melit.)

Senior Lecturer

Room 308B
University of Malta
  +356 2340 3095
Stefano Moncada was born in Rome (Italy) in 1976. He has been working since November 2008 with the University of Malta, where he lectures and conducts research in the areas of development economics, climate change, island studies, sustainable development, and European studies. He graduated in Development Economics from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza' (First Class) and completed a Master of Arts in European Studies at the University of Malta in 2005. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Malta in 2016 focusing on the links between development and climate change adaptation, especially on the impacts of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) on health and adaptive capacity in Least Developed Countries (LDCs). As part of his research he developed a new impact evaluation assessment that makes use of participatory qualitative research and quantitative (quasi-experimental) techniques. Stefano's recent research activities include health and economic assessments, in the face of climate change, of urban communities in Africa and in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with a focus on the Pacific Region.

Prior to join academia, Stefano worked in the Italian Parliament as manager and economic policy analyst, in the field of development economics, health economics applied to low-income countries, and environment. He also worked as a consultant in several development projects based in Albania, Mexico, Mali and Ethiopia, mainly in relation to socio-economic, health, and environmental funded activities. He has worked with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) as senior research officer, where he was in charge of a research project funded by the EU commission dealing with sustainability and health issues, including the development of impact assessment tools.

Stefano is also member of the board of the Islands and Small States Institute of the University of Malta, and part of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Development and Training Institutes (EADI). He is active in numerous outreach and knowledge-transfer initiatives, including training courses and consultation sessions for public, private, and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
  • Economic Development
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • European Studies
  • Islands and Small States
  • Adaptive Capacity
  • Livelihoods
  • Quasi-Experimental Techniques

BRIGUGLIO, L., BYRON, J., MONCADA, S. and VEENENDAAL, W., 2020. Handbook of Governance in Small States. Routledge.

BRIGUGLIO, M. and MONCADA, S., 2020. Malta, COVID-19 Island Insights Series.

CAUCHI, J.P., MONCADA, S., BAMBRICK, H. and CORREA-VELEZ, I., 2020. Coping with environmental hazards and shocks in Kiribati: Experiences of climate change by atoll communities in the Equatorial Pacific. Environmental Development, , pp. 100549.

DOS SANTOS, M., MONCADA, S., ELIA, A., GRILLAKIS, M. and HILMI, N., 2020. Development. In: W. CRAMER, J. GUIOT and K. MARINI, eds, Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future. First Mediterranean Assessment Report. First edn. Marseille, France,: Union for the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP, pp. 1-23.

FILHO, W.L., BARBIR, J., SIMA, M., KALBUS, A., NAGY, G.J., PALETTA, A., VILLAMIZAR, A., MARTINEZ, R., AZEITEIRO, U.M., PEREIRA, M.J., MUSSETTA, P.C., IVARS, J.D., SALGUEIRINHO OSÓRIO DE ANDRADE GUERRA,JOSÉ BALTAZAR, DE SILVA NEIVA, S., MONCADA, S., GALDIES, C., KLAVINS, M., NIKOLOVA, M., GOGU, R.C., BALOGUN, A., BOUREDJI, A. and BONOLI, A., 2020. Reviewing the role of ecosystems services in the sustainability of the urban environment: A multi-country analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262, pp. 121338.

HARWOOD, M., MONCADA, S. and PACE, R., 2020. The future of the European Union: demisting the debate.

MEDECC, 2020. Summary for Policymakers. Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future. First Mediterranean Assessment Report. Marseille, France: Union for the Mediterranean, Plan Bleu, UNEP/MAP.

BRIGUGLIO, L.P., VELLA, M. and MONCADA, S., 2019. Economic growth and the concept of diminishing marginal governance effect. Journal of Economic Studies, .

BRIGUGLIO, L. and MONCADA, S., 2019. The Benefits and Downsides of Multidisciplinary Education Relating to Climate Change. Climate Change and the Role of Education. Springer, pp. 169-187.

MONCADA, S. and BAMBRICK, H., 2019. Extreme weather events in Small Island Developing States: Barriers to climate change adaptation among coastal communities in a remote island of Fiji. Dealing with Climate Change on Small Islands: Towards Effective and Sutainable Adaptation, , pp. 217-247.

MONCADA, S., BAMBRICK, H. and BRIGUGLIO, M., 2019. The health impacts of a community biogas facility in an informal Urban settlement: does training matter? Journal of Development Effectiveness, 11(2), pp. 189-202.

MONCADA, S., SPITERI, J. and BRIGUGLIO, M., 2018. Environmental Economics - Special Consideration for Small States. In: L.P. BRIGUGLIO, ed, Small States: Economic, Social and Environmental Concerns
First edn. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 55-77.

MONCADA, S., BRIGUGLIO, L.P., BAMBRICK, H. and KELLMAN, I., 2018. Development and climate change in Small Island Developing States [guest editorial]. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 10(2), pp. 214-216.

Assessing the Vulnerability of Small Island Developing States to Sea-Level Rise. Occasional Papers on Islands and Small States, 24(1), pp. 1-18.

BAMBRICK, H., MONCADA, S. and BRIGUGLIO, M., 2015. Climate change and health vulnerability in informal urban settlements in the Ethiopian Rift Valley. Environmental Research Letters, 10(5), pp. 054014.

MORRIS, J.B., TASSONE, V., DE GROOT, R., CAMILLERI, M. and MONCADA, S., 2011. A Framework for Participatory Impact Assessment: Involving Stakeholders in European Policy Making, a Case Study of Land Use Change in Malta. Ecology and Society, 16(1), pp. 12.

MONCADA, S., CAMILLERI, M., FORMOSA, S. and GALEA, R., 2010. From Incremental to Comprehensive: Towards Island-Friendly European Union Policymaking Stefano Moncada European Documentation and Research Centre University of Malta, Malta. Island Studies Journal, 5(1), pp. 61-88.

  • ACA1005 - Encounters with Practitioners in the Field of Adult Education, Teaching and Development
  • ERL4000 - Climate Change and International Law
  • EST2210 - Development Studies and the European Union
  • EST2229 - Research Methodology and Writing Skills
  • EST3201 - Sustainable Development and the EU
  • EST5460 - European Union Development Policy
  • EST5520 - The European Union and Climate Change
  • GDS5007 - Gender and Social Justice
  • IRL5061 - Methodology and Research Methods in Humanitarian Studies
  • ISS5200 - Introduction to the Study of Islands and Small States 1: Economic and Environmental Issues
  • ISS5210 - Introduction to the Study of Islands and Small States 2: Social and Political Issues
  • ISS5220 - Research Methodology