Massimo Tavoni

Massimo Tavoni is associate professor at the Department of Management, Politecnico di Milano, as well as deputy coordinator of the Climate Change and Sustainable Development 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.

Content by Massimo Tavoni
  • Project

    Access to solar electricity in rural Pakistan: impacts and sustainability

    Almost 70 million people in Pakistan (35% of the population) do not have access to electricity, as they live in mostly rural areas not reached by the grid. Over 75 million (38%) on the grid receive low quality energy and experience outages for more than 12 hours per day. In spite of the significant benefits of access to electricity, the long-run feasibility of grid...

    19 Oct 2016 | Farah Said, Giovanna D'Adda, Massimo Tavoni

  • Project

    Barriers and drivers of adoption of innovative energy solutions in Pakistan

    The purpose of this study is to help a team of international researchers (lead by Dr. Jacopo Bonan undertake research in Energy in Pakistan, by visiting Pakistan and preparing a competitive research proposal. The proposed research aims to evaluate the impact of innovative efforts to improve access to, conservation of and efficiency in the use of energy among individuals...

    2 Feb 2016 | Massimo Tavoni, Giovanna D'Adda, Jacopo Bonan