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Research

Membership and Direction of International Research Projects:

2019-today                       Director of the LIFE project DICET (Deepening International Cooperation on Emission Trading), European University Institute.

2017-today            Director of the research unit of the European University Institute in the H2020 project INNOPATHS (Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the low-carbon transition in Europe)

2018                   Co-Director of the project “Re-examining the level of EU climate ambition for 2030: The EU’s NDC after the Talanoa Dialogue”, European University Institute and International Centre for Trade and European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCST, Brussels).

2017-2018   Director of the LIFE project SIDE (Supporting the Implementation and Development of the EU ETS), European University Institute.

2016-2017   Member of the Expert Group of the LIFE SIDE project (Supporting the Implementation and Development of the EU ETS), European University Institute.

2013-2015   Scientific Coordinator of the Economic Research Area in the project “The future of Carbon Trading regulation in the post-2012 international climate change negotiations”, Venice International University and ENEL Foundation.

2013-2016  Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Siena for the UNITED NATIONS MED SOLUTIONS (Mediterranean Sustainable Development Solutions Network) .

2012-2015     Member of the European Union research programme on: “Transworld”, WP4 on Environmental Governance, Research Unit: European University Institute (VII Framework Programme).

2012-2015     Member of the European Union research programme on: “Efficient mix of policy Instruments for Low carbon development and Innovation – CECILIA”, Research Unit: University of Ferrara (VII Framework Programme).

2011-2016    Member of the European Union research programme on: “Financialisation, economy, society and sustainable development – FESSUD” Research Unit: University of Siena (VII Framework Programme).

2003-2004  Member of the European Community research programme on “Development of an Information Technology Tool for the Management of European Southern Lagoons”; Specific Program: “Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development”; Area: “Sustainable Marine Ecosystems”.

 Membership and Direction of National Research Projects

2012-2016    Scientific Coordinator of the Research Unit of the University of Siena for the national research project on “Climate change in the Mediterranean area: scenarios, economic impacts, mitigation policies and technological innovation” financed by the Italian Ministry of the University and Research (PRIN 2010 11).

2016-2017    Member of the research programme of the University of Siena MuSST on “Museums and development of territorial systems”, in collaboration with the Tuscany Regional Museum Group, financed by the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

2006-2008   Member of the research programme of the University of Siena (PAR-2006) on “Global Warming, the Kyoto Protocol and sustainable development: methodological, economic and institutional aspects”.

2004-2006    Scientific coordinator of the project on “Methodological foundations and instruments for the economic valuation of natural resources”, Interdepartmental Centre on Complex Systems, University of Siena, and Italian Environmental Protection Agency, Rome.

2001-2003    Member of the national research project (PRIN) on “Interaction among heterogeneous agents, imperfect markets, financial fragility and monetary policy” (coordinator: Prof. Delli Gatti) financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Title of the research unit: “Financial fragility, interaction among heterogeneous financial units and complex dynamics of the economic system”.

2000              University of Florence, Faculty of Economics. Member of the research group on “Environmental                                                   goods, self-protection choices and economic growth” (coordinator: Prof. Tinacci).