Carlo Carraro is President of the Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, where he is also Professor of Environmental Economics and Econometrics and President of the Ca’ Foscari University Foundation.
He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
In 2008, he 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 has been working as IPCC Lead Author since 1995.
Professor Carraro is Director of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development Programme of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Executive Board Member of the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), and Director of the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG).
He is also President of the Ca’ Foscari International College, San Servolo Island, Venice and President of the International Center for Tourism Economics (CISET).
He is a member of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Advisory Committee and of the International Advisory Board of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP).
He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP); of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich; of the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University; and of the Fondazione Generali, Trieste.
He belongs to the Mitigation Board of the Global Network for Solutions Network (GNCS) at Columbia University's Earth Institute and to CEPS Carbon Market Forum Advisory Board.
In 2007, he has been elected Resident Member of the Academy “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti” and in 2010 of the Academy “Ateneo Veneto” in Venice.
He is a research fellow of the CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research), London, CESifo (Center of Economic Studies ), Munich, and Associate Research Fellow, CEPS (Center of Economic Policy Studies ), Bruxelles.
Professor Carraro is also a member of the Steering Committee of the International Energy Workshop (IEW) and of the Coalition Theory Network (CTN). He belongs to the Board of Directors of the Euro Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC), of the Fondazione Studium Marcianum and of the Fondazione Coin. He also belongs to the Consiglio Generale of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and of the Fondazione di Venezia.
He worked as a consultant to the World Bank and to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. In 2009, he has been awarded the Sustainable Energy Prize by the Italian Association of Energy Economists.
Past academic positions include teaching at the University of Paris I, LUISS in Rome, University of Udine, University of Aix-en-Provence, University of Paris X. He has been Vice Provost for Research Management and Policy of Università Ca’ Foscari (2003-2006) and Chairman of the Department of Economics (2005-2008).
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 the international coordination of monetary policy, the coordination between monetary and fiscal policy, coalitions 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, sustainable development.