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Mauricio Leiva

Mauricio Leiva is a Ph.D. student at the School of Business and Economics at UDD in Concepción, Chile. His main research fields are related to development economics, corporate credibility, business sustainability, and environmental education.

Mauricio has been working on understanding and assessing business sustainability and environmental education. This work has been published in top peer-reviewed journals like World Development, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Environmental Education Research, and Marine Policy. In Teaching, Mauricio gives undergraduate econometrics and microeconomics courses at several Universities of the Concepción.

He also has informed the public policy debate by participating in projects for national institutions: the Center of Applied Ecology & Sustainability (CAPES), the Interdisciplinary Center for Aquaculture Research (INCAR), and international institutions: Environment for Development (EfD).

Featured Publications

· From theory to action: Explaining the process of knowledge attitudes and practices regarding the use and disposal of plastic among school children (2022). Journal of Environmental Psychology.

· Environmental educational programs in Chile: Do the characteristics of local governments affect school participation? (2022). Environmental Education Research.

· Prospects for Small-Scale Aquaculture in Chile: User Rights and Locations (2021). Marine Resource Economics.

· Do immigrants increase crime? Spatial analysis in a middle-income country (2020). World Development.