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Tavoni Massimo

Climate and Sustainable Innovation (CSI) Program Coordinator


Massimo Tavoni is associate professor at the Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano, as well as Coordinator of the Climate and Sustainable Innovation (CSI) research programme at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). In 2014-2015, he is fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Science of Stanford University (USA).
From 2008 to 2010 he was post doctoral research associate at Princeton University, and before then researcher at FEEM and CMCC.
His research is about energy and climate change economics, and specifically the modeling and evaluation of international climate mitigation policies. He is also interested in the interplay between energy, climate and environmental policies.
Massimo has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature, including work that was featured in "Time" magazine's  list of “The 50 Best Inventions of  2009”.
He is a lead author for the 5th assessment report of the IPCC, the co-director of the annual International Energy Workshop and deputy editor for the journal Climatic Change.
In 2013, he was awarded an European Research Council (ERC) starting grant.
Massimo  holds a Laurea cum Laude in Engineering from the University of Bologna, an MSc in Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in Political Economics from the Catholic University of Milan.

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