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).