Until 2008 Pippo was director of the Florence School of Regulation at the European University Institute in Florence. Before that, he was president of the Italian regulatory authority for electricity and gas for seven years (1996 – 2003), co-founder and vice-president of the Council of European Energy Regulators (2000-2003), and often a consultant to the Italian government (1972-1993).
He has advised the SESSA project on energy (in the “Scientific Support to Policies” series) promoted by the European Commission and in addition about 30 European Universities plus a number of industrial stakeholders. He has also worked in non-profit organisations, setting up the Italian partner in the Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-profit Sector Project (1989-1994).
Pippo Ranci is Professor of Economic Policy at the Università Cattolica in Milan.