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Department of Economics

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Biographical note

I was born in 1973 in Italy. I have a bachelor degree in environmental sciences and a MSc in environmental and natural resources economics (University College London). My PhD is in computational mathematics and operation research ((Università degli Studi di Milano).

In 2008/2009 I was visiting fellow at Princeton Environmental Institute.

During 2014/2015 I was a Fellow at CASBS, Stanford

I serve as Chairwoman of Terna S.p.A.

I have three amazing sons.

Academic CV

I am full professor at Bocconi University teaching environmental and climate change economics. I am a  senior scientist at the RFF CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment. I collaborated with Fondazione Enrico Mattei from 2003 to 2018 and I collaborate with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

I was one of the lead authors of the 5th AR IPCC (2014) and I will be a lead author in the AR6.

I was PI of a ERC Starting Grant on Innovation and clean technologies (ICARUS) and of a second ERC Starting Grant on Uncertainty and Climate Change (RISICO).

I was president of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (IAERE) and council member of the European one (EAERE).

Research areas

Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, Climate Change Economics. Innovation in Green Technologies.

ERC Grant: RISICO “RISk and uncertainty in developing and Implementing Climate change pOlicies ”

ERC Grant: Innovation for Climate chAnge mitigation: a study of energy R&d, its Uncertain effectiveness and Spillovers,




Abatayo, Bosetti, Casari, Ghidoni, Tavoni (2020) Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty, PNAS, Forthcoming

Loïc Berger and Valentina Bosetti (2020) Characterizing ambiguity attitudes using model uncertainty, JEBO,

Baker, E., V. Bosetti, A. Salo, 2020, Robust Portfolio Decision Analysis: An Application to the Energy Research and Development Portfolio Problem, European Journal of Operational Research, Accepted,

Bosetti, V. C. Cattaneo, G. Peri, Should they stay or should they go? Climate Migrants and Local Conflicts (2020), Journal of Economic Geography, lbaa002,

Schinko, Thomas; Drouet, Laurent; Vrontisi, Zoi; Hof, Andries; Hinkel, Jochen; Mochizuki, Junko; Bosetti, Valentina; Fragkiadakis, Kostas; Van Vuuren, Detlef; Lincke, Daniel (2020), Economy-wide effects of coastal flooding due to sea level rise: A multi-model simultaneous treatment of mitigation, adaptation, and residual impacts, Environ. Res. Commun. 2 (2020) 015002