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Articles in international journals

  1. “Adoption Gaps of Environmental Adaptation Technologies with Public Effects”, with Antoci A., Galdi G., Environmental and Resource Economics, forthcoming
  2. “A room with a view: A special issue with a special perspective”, (2021). Environment and Development Economics, 26(3), 205-210. https://doi:10.1017/S1355770X21000103
  3. “Living in an uncertain world: Environment substitution, local and global indeterminacy”, (2021), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari), Galeotti M. (University of Florence), Sodini M. (University of Pisa), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, vol.126, 103929,
  4. “The EU ETS and its companion policies: any insight for China’s ETS?”, (2021), with Verde S., Galdi G., Alloisio I. (EUI), Environment and Development Economics,
  5. “Climate and Energy Policies After COVID‐19”, (2020), with Delbeke J. (EUI), Glachant J.M. (EUI), Pototschnig A. (EUI), Ranci P. (EUI), Environmental and Resource Economics, 76:501–503. DOI:
  6. “(Dis)honest bureaucrats and (non)compliant firms in an evolutionary game”, (2021), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari), Iannucci G. (University of Florence), Metroeconomica, 72 (2), 321-344. 
  7. “Global virtual water trade of avocado”, (2021), with Caro D. (Aarhus University), Alessandrini A. (University of Siena), Sporchia F. (Aarhus University), Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.285, 124917.  
  8. “Outward Foreign Direct Investments Patterns of Italian Firms in the EU ETS”, (2020), with Franco C. (University of Pisa) and Marin G. (University of Urbino), The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, vol. 122 (1), 219-256, DOI:
  9. “Satisfied or Reimbursed: An Innovative Index-Based Mechanism for the Environmental Protection of a Tourist Region”, (2020) Sustainability, 12 (21), 8762.  
  10. “Getting married (and divorced): A critical review of the literature on (de)linking Emissions Trading Schemes”, with Zhu T. (The Economic and Social Research Institute, Ireland), Strategic Behavior and the Environment, Vol. 8(3), 219-267
  11. “Increasing the ambition of the EU Nationally Determined Contribution: lessons from a survey of experts and students”, (2020), with Alloisio I. (EUI), Nicolli F. (Università di Ferrara), Economia Politica, DOI:
  12. “Emission permits, innovation and sanction in an evolutionary game”, (2020), with Antoci A. (Università di Sassari), Iannucci G. (Università di Firenze) and Russu P. (Università di Sassari), Economia Politica, 37, 525–546,
  13.  “Don’t feed the bears! Environmental defensive expenditures and species-typical behavior in an optimal growth model”, (2019), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari) and Russu P. (University of Sassari), Macroeconomic Dynamics, doi: 10.1017/S1365100519000397.
  14. “With or without U(K): a pre-Brexit network analysis of the EU ETS”, (2019), with A. Flori (Polytechnic of Milan), PLOS ONE,, pp.1-17
  15. “Enriching the Italian Genuine Saving with water and soil depletion: National trends and regional differences”, (2019), with Blasi P. (University of Siena), Di Matteo M. (University of Siena), Ferrini S. (University of Siena), Rocchi B. (University of Florence), Ecological Indicators, 107, 105573.
  16. “Land use and pollution in a two-sector evolutionary model”, (2019), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari), Iannucci G. (University of Florence), Ticci E. (University of Siena), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 50, 114-125.
  17. “Emission permits and the dynamics of clean and dirty firms in an evolutionary competition model”, (2019), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari), Iannucci G. (University of Florence), Russu P. (University of Sassari), Metroeconomica, 70 (3), 476-487, DOI: 10.1111/meca.12252.
  18. “Revising Emission Responsibilities through Consumption-Based Accounting: A European and Post-Brexit Perspective”, (2019), with Fezzigna P., Caro D. (Aarhus University). Sustainability, 11(2), 488; doi:10.3390/su11020488
  19. “How do people choose their commuting mode? An evolutionary approach to travel choices”, (2019), with Calastri, C. (Leeds University) and Fagiolo, G. (University of Pisa), Economia Politica, 36: 887–912. DOI: http://10.1007/s40888-018-0099-1
  20. “EU ETS Facets in the Net: Structure and Evolution of the EU ETS Network”, (2018), with Flori A. (Politecnico di Milano), Energy Economics, 75, 602-635. 
  21.  “The dynamics of foreign direct investment Investments in Land and Pollution Accumulation” (2018), with Giovannetti G. (University of Florence), Iannucci G. (University of Florence), and Russu P. (University of Sassari), Environmental and Resource Economics, 72 (1), 135-154, DOI: 10.1007/s10640-018-0263-7.
  22. “Mapping the international flows of GHG emissions within a more feasible consumption-based framework”, (2017), with Caro D. (Aarhus University), Pulselli F. and Bastianoni S. (Università di Siena), Journal of Cleaner Production, 147, 142-151.
  23. “Are regional systems greening the economy? Local spillovers, green innovations and firms’ economic performances”, (2016), with D. Antonioli and M. Mazzanti (University of Ferrara), Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 25 (7), 692-713. DOI:
  24. “Water Resource Use and Competition in an Evolutionary Model”, (2016), with Antoci A. (University of Sassari) and Sodini M. (University of Pisa), Water Resources Management, p.1-21. doi:10.1007/s11269-016-1391-x
  25. “The Best (and Worst) of GHG Emission Trading Systems: Comparing the EU ETS with Its Followers”, (2016), with Montini M. (University of Siena), Frontiers in Energy Research, 4:27. doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2016.00027
  26. “FDI, environmental externalities and capital segmentation in a rural economy”, (2015), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari), E. Ticci (University of Siena), P. Russu (University of Sassari), Ecological Economics, 116, 341-353, DOI:
  27.  “Carbon abatement, sector heterogeneity and policy responses: evidence on induced eco innovations in the EU”, (2015), with Crespi F. (University Rome Tre), D’Amato A. (University of Rome Tor Vergata), Mazzanti M. (University of Ferrara), Silvestri (Eco&Eco), Environmental Science and Policy, 54, 377-388.
  28. “Linking emission trading to environmental innovation: evidence from the Italian manufacturing industry”, (2015), with G. Cainelli (Università di Padova) and M. Mazzanti (Università di Ferrara), Research Policy, 44 (3), 669-683, doi:
  29. “Analysing the Interactions of Energy and Climate Policies in a broad Policy ‘Optimality’ Framework. The Italian case study”, (2014), with Antonioli D., D’Amato A., Gilli M., Nicolli F., Mazzanti M. (Università di Ferrara), Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 11:3-4, 205-224, DOI: 10.1080/1943815X.2014.962549.
  30.  “On the feasibility of a consumer-based allocation method in national GHG inventories”, (2014), with D. Caro, S. Bastianoni and F. Pulselli (University of Siena), Ecological Indicators, 36, pp.640-643.
  31. “The effect of a consumption-based accounting method in national GHG inventories: a trilateral trade system application”, (2014), with S. Bastianoni, D. Caro and F. Pulselli (University of Siena), Frontiers in Energy Systems and Policy, doi: 10.3389/fenrg.2014.00004.
  32. “Water tradable permits: a review of theoretical and case studies”, (2014), Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 57 (9), 1305-1332. DOI:10.1080/09640568.2013.820175
  33. “Environmental innovation and socio-economic dynamics in institutional and policy contexts”, (2013), with V. Costantini (University Rome Tre), F. Crespi (University Rome Tre), M. Mazzanti (University of Ferrara), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol.23 (2), pp.241-245.
  34.  “Environmental options and technological innovation: an evolutionary game model”, (2013), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) and M. Galeotti (University of Florence), Journal of Evolutionary Economics, vol.23 (2), pp.247-269. Published on-line 21/7/2011, DOI 10.1007/s00191-011-0238-0.
  35. “Happiness and health: two paradoxes”, (2012), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), Journal of Economic Surveys, vol.26, No.2, pp.203-233. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6419.2010.00635.x.
  36. “Preserving or escaping? On the welfare effects of environmental self-protective choices”, (2012), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari), Journal of Socio-Economics, 41, pp.248-254.
  37. “Environmental protection mechanisms and technological dynamics”, (2012), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) and P. Russu (University of Sassari), Economic Modelling, 29, No.3, pp.840-847.
  38. “To drive or not to drive? A simple evolutionary model”, (2012), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) and G. Marletto (University of Sassari), Economics and Policy of Energy and the Environment, No.2/2012, pp.31-47.
  39. “The European emission trading scheme and renewable energy policies: credible targets for incredible results?”, (2011), International Journal Sustainable Economy, vol.3, n.3, pp.312-327.
  40. “Environmental degradation, self-protection choices and coordination failures in a North-South evolutionary model”, (2010), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari), Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, vol.5, No.1, pp.89-107, Springer Verlag.
  41. “Greenhouse gas emissions and the energy system: are current trends sustainable?”, (2009), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), International Journal of Global Energy Issues, vol.32, No. 1-2, pp.160-174, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
  42. “From Hubbert to Kuznets: on the sustainability of the current energy system”, (2008), International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, vol.8, No.4, pp.425-444.
  43. “Should we replace the environment? Limits of Economic Growth in the Presence of Self-Protective Choices”, (2008), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) e M. Galeotti (University of Florence), International Journal of Social Economics, vol.35, n.4, pp.283-297, Emerald Ltd.
  44. “Environmental defensive expenditures, expectations and growth”, (2005), with A. Antoci and P. Russu (University of Sassari), Population and Environment, n.27, pp.227-244, Springer Verlag.
  45. “Interaction between economic and ecological dynamics in an optimal economic growth model”, (2005), with A. Antoci and P. Russu (University of Sassari), Nonlinear Analysis. Theory, Methods and Applications, vol.63, n.5/7, pp.e389-e398, Elsevier Science Ltd.
  46. “Biodiversity and economic growth: trade-offs between stabilization of the ecological system and preservation of natural dynamics”, (2005), with A. Antoci and P. Russu (University of Sassari), Ecological Modelling, vol.189, n.3/4, pp.333-346, Elsevier Science Ltd.
  47. “The Kuznets curve and the environmental Kuznets curve: a simple steady-state analysis”, (2005), in International Review of Economics (RISEC), vol.52, n.1, pp.35-61, University Bocconi, Milan, CEDAM, Padova.
  48. “Globalisation, inequality and health”, (2004), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), in International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, vol.4, n.1/2/3, pp.89-108, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
  49. “Sustainable globalisation”, (2003), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), Ecological Economics, vol.44, n.1, pp.77-89, Elsevier Science Ltd.

    Articles in Italian journals

  50. “European Emission Trading Scheme and environmental innovation: an empirical analysis using CIS data for Italy” (2012), with G. Cainelli (University of Padua) and M. Mazzanti (University of Ferrara), Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, Vol.71, n.1, pp.71-97.
  51. “The European policy for climate change: some important critical issues” (2011), QA-Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria, n.2-2011, p.85-109.
  52. “Water tradeable permits: an analysis of the main case-studies” (2008), Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, n.2/2008, pp.137-158.
  53. “Individual welfare, collective discomfort: self-protective choices in a model with strategic interaction”, (2007), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) e M. Galeotti (University of Florence), Economia e Politica Industriale, vol.34, n.4, pp.95-113.
  54. “Sustainable development, pollution and supply of natural resources”, (2007), Economia e Politica Industriale, n.1, pp.33-48.
  55. “Defensive expenditures and economic growth: the role of environmental expectations”, (2004), with A. Antoci and P. Russu (University of Sassari), in Global and Local Economic Review, vol.VII, n.1, p.53-77.
  56. “Income inequality, economic growth and environmental degradation”, (2003), Studi e Note di Economia, n.1, pp.131-151, Firenze.
  57. “Defensive behavior and dynamics of the economic activity”, (2002), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari), in Economia delle Fonti di Energia e dell’Ambiente, n.3, pp.133-149, Bocconi University, Franco Angeli, Milano.
  58. “Health and the environment. An analysis of the main causal links”, (2002), “Il Pensiero Economico Moderno”, IPEM edizioni, Pisa, pp.285-302.
  59. “Sustainable development, paternalism and the freedom of choice of future generations”, (1997), Annali della Fondazione L.Einaudi, vol.XXXI, pp.175-187, L.S. Olschki editore, Florence.

    Articles in edited books

  60. “Water scarcity and migration: A simple theoretical approach” (2021), with Iannucci G. (University of Florence), in Di Stefano T. “Water resources and economic processes”, pp.213-223, Routledge, New York.
  61. “Emission Trading Systems and technological innovation: a random matching model”, (2015), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari) and M. Sodini (University of Pisa), in Semmler W. and Bernard L. (eds.), The Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Climate Change, Oxford University Press, 376-397. A preliminary version has been published as Working Paper FEEM n. 79.2012, Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, Milan.
  62. “Water conservation and management: common sense for a common resource?”, (2014), in L. Castellucci (ed.) “Government and the environment. The role of the modern state in the face of global challenges”, pp.116-131, Routledge.
  63. “The European Emission Trading System: Flashing Lights, Dark Shadows and Future Prospects for Global ETS Cooperation”, (2014), with M. Montini (University of Siena), in Bakker C., Francioni F. (eds.) “The EU, the US and Global Climate Governance”, pp.115-125, Ashgate Ltd.
  64. “Environmental innovations in the Italian industry: policy and sector effects”, (2012), with G. Cainelli (University of Padua) and M. Mazzanti (University of Ferrara), IEEE Conference Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the European Energy Market (EEM12), European University Institute, IEEEXplore. ISBN: 978-146730832-8, DOI: 10.1109/EEM.2012.6254661.
  65. “La sostenibilità dello sviluppo locale culture-led” (The sustainability of local culture-led development), (2012), with V. Carlei (University of Pescara) and P.L. Sacco (IULM, Milan), in Sacco P.L., Ferilli G., Tavano Blessi G. (eds.) “Cultura e sviluppo locale. Verso il distretto culturale evoluto”, pp.117-134. Il Mulino, Bologna.
  66. “Environmental degradation, economic growth and welfare: the role of self-protection choices”, (2010), with A. Antoci (University of Sassari), in Montini A., Mazzanti M. (eds.) ‘Environmental efficiency, economic performances and environmental policy’, Routledge, pp.200-206.
  67. “Transferring negative externalities: feedback effects of self-protection choices in a two hemispheres model”, (2010), with A. Antoci (Università di Sassari), in Bischi G.I., Chiarella C., Gardini L. (eds.) “Nonlinear dynamics in economics, finance and social sciences“, Springer, pp.1-11.
  68. “Sustainable development and energy trends”, (2009), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), in Salvadori N., Opocher A. (eds.) “Long-run Growth, Social Institutions and Living Standards”, Edward Elgar, pp.289-304.
  69. “Inequality and poverty in the globalized world”, (2008), in Pompeo Della Posta, Milica Uvalic, Amy Verdun (eds) Globalization, Development and Integration: a European perspective, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, pp.67-80.
  70. “Global health”, (2006), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), in Farina F., Savaglio E. (eds.), Inequality and economic integration, pp.107-135, Routledge.
  71. “Income inequality and the environmental Kuznets curve”, (2006), in Basili M., Franzini M., Vercelli A. (eds.), Environment, inequality and collective action, pp.33-51, Routledge.
  72. “Globalisation, pauvreté et développement durable”, (2003), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), in Dubois J.L., Lachuad J.P., Montaud J.M., Pouille A., (eds.) “Pauvreté et développement socialement durable”, Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV and UNESCO, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux.
  73. “Welfare indices and environmental accounting: a critical survey”, (2001), with S. Tiezzi (University of Siena), in Franzini M., Nicita A. (eds.) Economic Institutions and Environmental Policy, pp. 15-56, Ashgate.
  74. “The environmental Kuznets curve: a critical survey”, (2001), in Franzini M., Nicita A. (eds.), Economic Institutions and Environmental Policy, pp.201-224, Ashgate. Previously published as Nota di Lavoro n.85.99, 1999, Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy.

    International Reports and Policy Briefs

  75. “Emissions Trading Systems With Different Levels Of Environmental Ambition: Implications For Linking”, (2020), with S. Verde, G. Galdi, J. Füssler, T. Jamieson, B. Schäppi, E. Wimberger, L. Zhou, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence.
  76. “Emissions Trading Systems With Different Price Control Mechanisms: Implications For Linking”, (2020), with S. Verde, G. Galdi, J. Füssler, T. Jamieson, B. Schäppi, E. Wimberger, L. Zhou, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence.
  77. “Achieving Zero Emissions Under a Cap-And-Trade System”, (2020), with S. Verde, W. Acworth, C. Kardish, Florence School of Regulation Policy Brief, Issue 2020/26, European University Institute, Florence.
  78. “Informing the carbon market policy dialogue: the emissions trading systems at a glance”, (2020), with G. Galdi, S. Verde, I. Alloisio, J. Füssler, T. Jamieson, B. Schäppi, E. Wimberger, L. Zhou, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence.
  79. “Climate change in the MENA region: environmental risks, socio-economic effects and policy challenges for the future”, (2019), with Ticci E. (University of Siena), in IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2019, European Institute of the Mediterranean, Barcelona, forthcoming.
  80. “Carbon pricing, decarbonisation and digitalisation: the future of and the challenges to the EU climate & energy policy”, (2019), with J.M. Glachant (EUI), RSCAS Policy Paper 2019/10, EP Parliament Election Policy Paper, European University Institute, Florence.
  81. “Climate Change Mitigation”, (2019), with I. Alloisio (EUI), in Leal Filho W. et al. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Climate Action, Springer.
  82. “The EU’s NDC after the Talanoa Dialogue”, (2019), with A. Marcu (ERCST), W. Stoefs (ERCST), I. Alloisio (EUI), F. Nicolli (EUI), Vangenechten D. (ERCST), European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition and European University Institute. URL:
  83. The International Dimension of the EU ETS”, (2018), with S. Verde (EUI) and T. Zhu (EUI), Florence School of Regulation, Policy Brief, Issue 2018/22, European University Institute.
  84. Pathways to deep decarbonization in Italy”, (2015), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN, Nazioni Unite, New York) and Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI, Paris)
    contributing author of Ch.2 (Deep decarbonization pathways), lead author of Ch.4 (Discussion and Conclusions)


  85. The European Emission Trading System and Its Followers: Comparative Analysis and Linking Perspectives“, (2016), with Montini M., Barreca A., (Università di Siena), Springer.
  86. Global Sustainability”, (2008), with A. Vercelli (Università di Siena), Palgrave-Macmillan, New York.

    Book Reviews on “Global Sustainability”:
    – Smulders S., 2009, Land Economics, 85 (3), pp.552-554.
    – Valli, V., 2009, The European Journal of Comparative Economics, 6 (2), pp.347-350.
    – Musu I., 2009, ApertaContrada, 8 giugno 2009.
    – Donzelli P., 2009, ApertaContrada, 22 maggio 2009.

  87. La sostenibilità dello sviluppo globale”, (2005), with A. Vercelli (University of Siena), Carocci, Roma.

    Book Reviews on “La sostenibilità dello sviluppo globale”:
    – Costabile L., 2006, Economia Politica, 2, pp.311-314.
    – Pareglio S., 2006, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 4, pp.613-621.

    Articles on newspapers and magazines

  88. “Come e dove si può uscire dal labirinto della crisi”, (How and where to get out of the crisis maze) with A. Vercelli, Corriere della Sera edizione di Firenze, 17/4/2012, p.12.
  89. “Rio+20, la crisi è qui” (Rio+20, here is the crisis), with A. Vercelli,, 21/6/2012.
  90. “L’eco della (in)sostenibilità: nuove politiche ecologiche tra indicatori e comunicazione” (The echo of unsustainability: new ecological policies between indicators and communication),, 5/10/2012.
  91. “Cambiamenti climatici e CO2: a ciascuno il suo Emission Trading” (Climate change and CO2: to each his own Emission Trading),, 12/11/2013.
  92. “Aspettando il vento dell’est: diario di viaggio di un economista in Cina. L’allarme inquinamento ed il ruolo di Pechino alla COP-19 di Varsavia” (Waiting for the Eastern wind: an economist’s diary in China. The pollution alarm and the role of Beijing at the COP-19 in Warsaw),, 21/11/2013.
  93. “Economia ambientale: l’erba del vicino non è sempre più verde.” (Environmental economics: the grass is not always greener on the other side”),, 25/2/2014.
  94. “R4S: una torre con vista (sull’ambiente). Nascita, crescita e prospettive di un gruppo di ricerca interdisciplinare (R4S: a tower with a view (on the environment): genesis, growth and prospects of an interdisciplinary research group)”,, 16/1/2015.
  95. “Sulle orme di Keynes. Riflessioni ambientali semiserie in viaggio tra Cambridge e Londra (On Keynes’ footprints: Half-serious environmental thoughts on a trip from Cambridge to London”),, 29/5/2015.
  96. “Clima, a Parigi il giorno della marmotta o l’alba di un nuovo giorno? Dubbi e speranze all’indomani della conferenza di Helsinki degli economisti ambientali europei” (Groundhog Day or the dawn of a new day? Doubts and hopes on the next COP after the EAERE conference in Helsinki),, 27/8/2015.
  97. “Parigi val bene una messa (da Requiem per Kyoto)” (Paris is well worth a mass (Requiem for Kyoto)),, 27/8/2015.
  98. “The Challenges of Decarbonization in Italy” with Alloisio I., Antimiani A., De Cian E., Gaeta M., Martini C., Parrado R., Tommasino M.C., Verdolini E., Virdis M.R., Review of Environment Energy and Economics – RE3, FEEM, 15/10/2015.
  99. “La Brexit vista da Zurigo: che fine farà la ricerca scientifica e ambientale europea?” (The Brexit seen from Zurich: On the future of the European environmental research after the annual EAERE conference”), 21/7/2016
  100. “Rifacciamo i conti su chi inquina di più” (A new accounting method on polluting emissions), La Nuova Ecologia, June 2017.
  101. “Nessun uomo è un’isola… ma qualcuno è un ponte” (No man is an island…but someone is a bridge), 8/9/2017
  102. “The LIFE DICET project: Life will tell..”, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute
  103. “COVID-19, climate policy and carbon markets”, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute
  104. “COVID-19 – LIFE-20: backstage stories of a buzzer beater success”, Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, 15/5/2020
  105. “Climate emergency and environmental policy”, with Colantuono R., EastWest Magazine, May-June 2021, pp.15-16.