Shaun Larcom’s research is focused on how informal and formal institutions interact with one another and the consequences of such interactions, both on development and the environment. Prior to joining Cambrige, Dr Larcom was a lecturer in environmental economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He began his career as an economist at the Australian Treasury and worked on a range of policy areas; including climate change, taxation policy, health policy and water and natural resource management. He also worked for the Papua New Guinean Treasury where he managed an import tariff review and the Cape York Institute where he helped develop indigenous welfare reform pilots for remote communities. He completed his PhD at the Centre of Law and Economics at University College London in 2012 where his thesis examined the law and economics of legal pluralism in Papua New Guinea.