Simone Tagliapietra is Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Research Fellow at Bruegel, the European economic think-tank.
He is an expert in international energy and climate issues, with a record of numerous publications covering the European energy markets, the EU energy and climate policy and the Euro-Mediterranean energy relations, with a particular focus on Turkey. To better explore this latest topic, he recently carried out a year of Visiting Fellowship at the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University in Istanbul.
He is the author of the books 'Energy Relations in the Mediterranean: A Political Economy Perspective' (Palgrave, 2016), 'The Future of European Gas Markets' (Claeys&Casteels, 2016), 'The Geoeconomics of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Renewable Energy' (Claeys&Casteels, 2013).
Prior to joining FEEM in 2011, he completed a traineeship at the Sustainable Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva.
He holds a PhD in Institutions and Policies from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, where he currently collaborates with the Department of International Economics, Institutions and Development.
He is Member of the Editorial Board of the European Energy Journal, Senior Expert Member of the Euro-Med Economists Association and Member of the International Association for Energy Economics.
Simone is often quoted in articles by several prominent newspapers including the Financial Times, Il Sole 24 Ore, Bloomberg, Forbes, Repubblica, Politico Europe, Hurriyet Daily News.
Born in 1988, he speaks Italian, English and French.