I am an experienced researcher on economic, finance and policy aspects of climate change and related energy issues. Currently, I am a Principal Research Fellow with a proleptic Academic Appointment at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR).
My work explores the cross-cutting role of finance in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, with a particular emphasis on avenues for integrating finance elements into climate policy design. In particular, I am applying complexity thinking and systemic approaches to the study of market structures for low-carbon finance, to identify points of policy intervention that lead to non-linear investment growth trajectories. In 2018, I was awarded an ERC starting grant (LINKS) focusing on the role of climate finance to meet the Paris goals (2019-2024).
I am also bringing research insights into policymaking and practical experience to bear upon academic studies. My research supported the work at several international public policy organizations, including the OECD, the Green Climate Fund and the World Bank. The impact of my contributions has been recognised through a few influential opinion pieces and coverage in top-tier media (e.g. Sustainable Views in the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Forbes).
I completed my PhD in Business Administration at Polytechnic University of Marche and University of California, Berkeley (co-tutorship of doctoral thesis) with a focus on energy financing policy.
My research interests include climate finance, networks and complexity approaches, policy evaluation methods, financing schemes, low-carbon investments and energy policy.