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Biographical note

I was born in 1973 in Italy. I have a bachelor degree in environmental sciences and a MSc in environmental and natural resources economics (University College London). My PhD is in computational mathematics and operation research ((Università degli Studi di Milano).

In 2008/2009 I was visiting fellow at Princeton Environmental Institute.

During 2014/2015 I was a Fellow at CASBS, Stanford

I have three amazing sons.

Academic CV

I am full professor at Bocconi University teaching environmental and climate change economics. I am a  senior scientist at the RFF CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment. I collaborated with Fondazione Enrico Mattei from 2003 to 2018 and I collaborate with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

I currently serve as Chairwoman of Terna S.p.A.

I was one of the lead authors of the 5th AR IPCC (2014) and I will be a lead author in the AR6.

I was PI of a ERC Starting Grant on Innovation and clean technologies (ICARUS) and of a second ERC Starting Grant on Uncertainty and Climate Change (RISICO).

I was president of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (IAERE) and council member of the European one (EAERE).

Research areas

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics. Innovation in Green Technologies.

ERC Grant: RISICO “RISk and uncertainty in developing and Implementing Climate change pOlicies ”

ERC Grant: Innovation for Climate chAnge mitigation: a study of energy R&d, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers,



Most Recent

Brutschin, E., Pianta, S., Tavoni, M., Riahi, K.,  Bosetti, V., Marangoni, G., and van Ruijven, B. (2021) A multidimensional feasibility evaluation of low-carbon scenarios. Forthcoming in Environmental Research Letters.

Pianta, S., Brutschin, E. van Ruijven, B. and Bosetti, V. (2021) Faster or slower decarbonization? Policymaker and stakeholder expectations on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global energy transition. Forthcoming in Energy Research & Social Science.

Lamperti, F. , V. Bosetti, A. Roventini, M. Tavoni, T. Treibich, 2021, Three green financial policies to address climate risks, Forthcoming in Journal of Financial Stability

Athanasoglou, S., Bosetti, V. & Drouet, L. A Satisficing Framework for Environmental Policy Under Model Uncertainty. Environ Model Assess (2021).

Loïc Berger, Nicolas Berger, Valentina Bosetti, Itzhak Gilboa, Lars Peter Hansen, Christopher Jarvis, Massimo Marinacci, Richard D. Smith, 2021, Rational policymaking during a pandemic, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Jan 2021, 118 (4) e2012704118; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2012704118

Granella, F., Reis, L. A., Bosetti, V., & Tavoni, M. (2020, October 19). COVID-19 lockdown only partially alleviates health impacts of air pollution in Northern Italy. Environmental Research Letters,