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Professional and Academic Experiences

2018 – present, Principal Investigator, ENERGYA – Energy use for Adaptation project, ERC Starting Grant

2017 – present, Associate Professor, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

2008 – present, Research scientist, Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change – Fondazione CMCC, Italy

2006 – 2017, Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei – FEEM, Italy

2008 – 2017, Lecturer, PhD Program in Science and Management of Climate Change, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

2014 – 2017, Lecturer, Boston University Study Abroad Venice, Environmental Program Studies

2014 – present, Associate Deputy Editor of Climatic Change

November 2012 – October 2013, Marie Skłodowska-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, Boston University, Department of Earth and Environment, USA

January 2012 – March 2012, Visting researcher, ZEW, Mannheim, Germany (SEEK project ClimTech)

January 2004 – June 2004, Research assistant and stagier, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels, Belgium. Leonardo programme. Research area: energy, climate change and sustainable development.

Main externally-funded projects


September 29 2008, PhD in Economics and Organization, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Principal subjects covered: Endogenous Technical Change and Climate Policy. Econometric Analysis and Stabilization Scenarios

September 2005 – June 2006, Visiting student and researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Joint Programme on the Policy and the Science of Climate Change (JP) and the Centre for Environment and Energy Economics (CCEPR) Cambridge (USA)

November 23 2003, Degree in Economics (Laurea cum laude in Economia e Commercio), Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy. Principal subjects covered: International Trade and Climate Change: Comparing Trade Sanctions and No Regret Energy Policies


2006 – Present EAERE, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

2013 – Present  SISC, Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima

2014 – Present  IAERE, Italian Association of Environmental and Resources Economists

Presentations (selected)

    • First International Workshop on Empirical Method in Energy Economics 2008, Presentation: The Impact of Climate Change on Energy Demand: a Dynamic Panel Analysis, July 2008, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • Seminar, Princeton Environmental Institute, Presentation: Sharing the burden to 2050: what role for an international carbon market? Princeton University, USA, October 9th 2009.
    • NBER workshop “National Bureau of Economic Research Integrated Assessment Modelling Conference” May 17-18, Cambridge MA, Presentation:  Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Coastal Disasters. A Review of Modeling Practice.
    • Workshop “Green Growth modeling and informing policy-makers workshop at the World Bank”, Washington DC, May 23 2013. Presentation: The role of technical change in assessing mitigation cost
    • Seminar, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University, Boston, MA, September 27th 2013. Presentation: Climate change vulnerability of global calorific supply. Results from the DYNAMIC project.
    • Seminar, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA , October 2nd 2013. Presentation: Climate change vulnerability of global calorific supply. Key results and methodological aspects. Results from the DYNAMIC project.
    • Seminar, Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO), Presentation: Are Cereals Globally in Troubles, February 13 2014, Rome, Italy.
    • JRC Global Risk Forum, Invited presentation: Climate change impacts in the energy sector. December 1-2, 2014, Seville, Spain.
    • EAERE, Presentation: Climate vulnerability of energy demand.  A Global Sectoral analysis, June 24-27 2015, Helsinki, Finland
    • Catastrophic risk, mitigation and adaptation,  July 7-9 2015, Paris, France.
    • ECCA Conference, Presentation: Building Uncertainty into the Adaptation Cost Estimation in IAMs, 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    • IMPACTS World 2017: Co-host of workshop, “Advancing the Economic Assessment of Climate Change. Gaps and future”, October 10-12, 2017, Potsdam, Germany.

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