Lorenzo Pellegrini, PhD is Professor of Economics of Environment and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS) in The Hague, The Netherlands, and Adjunct Professor at the University San Francisco of Quito, Ecuador. He received his PhD from the VU University of Amsterdam. His research interests include the socio-environmental impact of extractive industries, environmental justice, impact evaluation, institutions and corruption. Recent publications have appeared in *Geoforum*, *World Development*, *The Extractive Industries and Society*, *Capitalism Nature Socialism* and *Conservation Letters*. Countries of research experience include Bhutan, Bolivia, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Rwanda, and Vietnam. Lorenzo has also led and participated in a number of research and capacity building projects in the Global South. He teaches courses on research methodology, development economics, development theory, sustainable development, and ecological economics.