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Simone Borghesi

Director Florence School of Regulation - Climate


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Office: Casale, CA034

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Biographical Note


Simone Borghesi is Director of the Florence School of Regulation - Climate (FSR Climate), part-time professor at the EUI and Full Professor of Environmental Economics at the Department of Political and International Sciences, University of Siena, Italy. He is President of IAERE (Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), Secretary General of the Policy Outreach Committee of EAERE (European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists) and Co-director of the research group R4S (Regulation for Sustainability) at the University of Siena.

He received a M.Sc. in Economics at University College London (1996) and a Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute (2001). He worked at the International Monetary Fund, Washington (1998), at the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, Milan (1999) and as Assistant Professor at the University of Pescara (2004-2008). He has been visiting scholar at INRA - Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique, Grenoble (2013), at the Department of Land Economy of the University of Cambridge (2015) and at the Centre of Economic Research of ETH, Zurich (2016). 

In 2012 he was invited to the United Nations at the High-Level Meeting on “Happiness and Wellbeing: Defining A New Economic Paradigm” and as invited speaker at the IV World EcoSummit (Columbus, Ohio). He has been scientific organizer and chairman of many international conferences, workshops and policy sessions, including most recently at the annual EAERE conference (2019), at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (2018) and at the European Parliament (2018). He has been member and/or coordinator of several national and international projects and among the leading authors of the report “Pathways to deep decarbonization in Italy”, published in 2015 by SDSN (United Nations, New York) and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI, Paris). He is currently Director of the LIFE SIDE DICET project (Deepening International Cooperation on Emissions Trading).

Research Interests


His main research areas are:

  • European climate and energy policies
  • European Emission Trading System (EU ETS)
  • globalisation and sustainable development
  • economic growth and environmental degradation
  • dynamic environmental models, game theoretical models.

Recent Publications


He has published three books (“La sostenibilità dello sviluppo globale”, Carocci 2005, “Global Sustainability” Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008, both with Alessandro Vercelli; “The EU ETS and Its Followers”, Springer 2016, with Massimiliano Montini and Alessandra Barreca) and about 70 articles in edited books and peer-reviewed international journals including Ecological Economics, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Indicators, Economic Modelling, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Journal of Socio-Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Research Policy, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics.

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