Principal investigator

Valentina Bosetti holds a PhD in Operation Research (Università Statale, Milan) and a MSc in Environmental and Resources Economics (UCL). She led the modelling team that developed the hybrid integrated assessment model WITCH. Her expertise includes mathematics and Operations Research, stochastic programming and environmental modelling, economics of climate change.


Nadia Ameli holds a PhD in Business Administration at Polytechnic University of Marche, (Italy) and University of California, Berkeley (co-tutorship of doctoral thesis). She received her undergraduate and graduate training in Economics cum laude at Polytechnic University of Marche, (Italy). She is currently a Marie Curie fellow at the OECD.

Nadia is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the OECD.

Erin D. Baker holds a PhD in Engineering Economic Systems & Operations Reseach (Stanford University) and she is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research in the department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her expertise includes decision making under uncertainty, energy technology expert elicitation, assessment of uncertainty related to the successfulness of energy R&D programs.

Michela Catenacci holds a PhD in Analysis and Governance of Sustainable Development (Venice School for Advanced Studies – SSAV). She is currently Senior Researcher at FEEM. Her expertise includes decision making under uncertainty, Bayesian network approach, expert judgment elicitation and climate change mitigation and adaptation policies.

Cristina Catttaneo holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Sussex- Brighton (UK), a PhD in Economics from the Università degli Studi in Milan (Italy), a MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex and a BA in Business Administration from the Università Carlo Cattaneo, Castellanza (Italy).

Enrica De Cian holds a PhD in Economics (Venice School for Advanced Studies – SSAV). She is currently senior researcher at FEEM. Her expertise includes empirical methods and environmental modelling, economics of climate change and of endogenous technical change. She contributed to the development of the AD-WITCH model for the economic analysis of adaptation and mitigation.

Enrica is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Earth and Environment, Boston University, MA.

Gauthier De Maere d’Aertrycke has a master in electro-mechanical engineering (2007) from the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. From September 2007 to September 2011, he has been working at the Center of Operations Research and Econometrics under the supervision of Pr. Yves Smeers. His work is focused on quantitative energy economics. His main research is related to market simulation, risk management and mathematical finance applied to energy markets.

He is currently working at the GDF Suez strategic department .

Giulia Fiorese holds a Laurea in Environmental Engineering (Politecnico di Milano) and a PhD in Ecology (Università degli Studi di Parma). She is a researcher at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano. Her expertise includes renewable energies and climate change mitigation policies.

Giulia is currently at the Joint Research Centre · Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES).

Thomas Longden holds a PhD in Environmental Economics (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). He joined FEEM as a junior researcher in 2010. His expertise include modelling, development economics and alternative energy innovation.

Elena Claire Ricci is junior researcher at FEEM and a post-doc fellow at the department of Economics of Università degli Studi di Milano. Her main research interests include climate change modelling and policies, green taxation, energy economics, innovation policies and sustainability in the agri-food sector.

Elena Verdolini holds a MPA and MAIS from the University of Washington and a PhD from Università Cattolica of Milan. She is a senior researcher at FEEM. Her expertise includes the economics of innovation and technology diffusion and transfer, empirical analysis of innovation, spillovers and diffusion, patent data analysis.

Advisory Board

Leonardo Maugeri M. Granger Morgan William D. Nordhaus Robert H. Socolow Bob van der Zwaan
Chairman and CEO, Polimeri Europa and Visiting Scholar, MIT Professor and Head of the Department, Carnegie Mellon University Professor, Yale University Professor, Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton University Senior Scientist, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands


We would like to thank Stergios Athanassoglou and Peter Rasmussen for their valuable contribution to the research project, and Jacopo Crimi, Paolo Gittoi, Renato Dalla Venezia and Irene Bellin for the website implementation and management.