Carlo Carraro holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently Professor of Environmental Economics at the University “Ca' Foscari” of Venice. For the next three years he will also be the President of the University of Venice.
Past academic positions include teaching at the University of Paris I, LUISS in Rome , University College of London, University of Udine, University of Aix-en-Provence , University of Nice , University of Paris X , and at the Clemson University MBA School . He has been Vice Provost for Research Management and Policy of Ca' Foscari University (2005-2006) and chairman of the Department of Economics (2005-2008).
Professor Carraro is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Director of the Climate Impacts and Policy Division of the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC).
In 2008, Carlo Carraro has been elected Vice-Chair of the Working Group III and Member of the Bureau of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
He is member of the International Advisory Board of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP), of the European Environmental Agency (EEA) High-Level Network of Environmental Economists and of the European Research Council Advanced Grants Evaluation Panel.
He is also member of the Scientific Committee of the Research Network on Sustainable Development (R2D2), Paris; of the Istituto di Economia e Politica dell'Energia e dell'Ambiente (IEFE), Milan; of the CESifo network, Munich; and of the ENI Energy Research Prize, Rome.
In 2007, he has been elected correspondent Resident Member of the Academy “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti” (IVSLA) in Venice.
Professor Carraro is member of the Steering Committee of the Ca' Foscari - Harvard Summer School (CFHSS), the International Energy Workshop (IEW), the Coalition Theory Network (CTN), and of the Climate Policy Network (CPN).
He is also research fellow of the CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research), London , and CESifo ( Center of Economic Studies ), Munich, Germany, and associate Research Fellow, CEPS ( Center of Economic Policy Studies ), Bruxelles , Belgium.
He belongs to the Executive Board of Venice Gateway (Vega), which is Venice Science Park, to the Consiglio Generale of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and he is President of the School for Advanced Studies in Venice.
He has recently been awarded the Sustainable Energy Prize by the Italian Association of Energy Economists.
Professor Carraro has a proven track record and international recognition in many relevant fields. He has written more than 200 papers and 30 books on environmental economics, international policies to control climate change, coalition and group formation in economic systems, international negotiations and the formation of international environmental agreements, monetary and fiscal problems in open economies, monetary policy coordination in Europe, the econometric modelling of integrated economies, dynamic modelling of climate-economy interactions, environmental policy.