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Lucía Pittaluga is an economist from the University of the Republic (Udelar), Uruguay, with a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) on Economic development from the Université de Picardie, France. She is currently professor and researcher at the Tecnological University from Uruguay (UTEC) and at Udelar, working on several research projects on bioeconomy and teaching bioeconomy. She has also written consultant reports on the bioeconomy applied to Latin America and the Caribbean countries for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Formerly, she was Deputy Director to the Planning Direction from the Office of Budget and Planning, advisor to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining and director at the National Innovation and Research Agency.

Contact: lucia.pittaluga[at]


Publications and activities

2024: Pulp addiction? Perspectives of local regime actors on the development ofthe growing pulp industry in Uruguay, Tahvanainen V., Laakkonen A., Pesala O., Pittaluga L., Hujala T., Pykalainen J., Forest Policy and Economics, v.: 164 p.:1 - 11, 2024

2023: Environmental policy integration in a newly established natural resource-based sector: the role of advocacy coalitions and contrasting conceptions of sustainability, Kefeli, D., Siegel, K.M., Pittaluga, L.  & Dietz T.H.,  . Policy Science  56, 69–93.

2020: Bioeconomy Strategy for Uruguay, Draft report, Project funded by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the International Sustainable Bioeconomy Working Group (ISBWG), Country Pilot Programme of the ISBWG.


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