Francesco Vona, David Popp & Giovanni Marin

Senior Economist, Senior Research Associate & Associate Professor, Sciences Po, Center for Policy Research, University of Urbino Carlo Bo
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About Francesco Vona, David Popp & Giovanni Marin

Francesco Vona is senior economist at the OFCE (Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques) of Sciences-Po, research associate at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and at SKEMA Business School, visiting research fellow at the Grantham Institute of the London School of Economics and adjunct visiting professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. His research is at the intersection between environmental, labour and international economics.

Francesco studied Statistics and Economics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he also completed his Ph.D. and obtained his first academic appointment as post-doctoral research fellow. He taught courses at Sciences-Po, SKEMA Business School, University Nice Cote d’Azur and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, at the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. level. He has consulted for the Enel Foundation, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Joint Research Center and the Social Situation Monitor of the EU commission. He also participated in several European projects and was the leader of the Sciences-Po team in the EU H2020 project Innopaths.

His recent research focuses on the evaluation of environmental and climate policies with a particular focus on the distributional and labour market impacts; measuring green jobs, skills and the green comparative advantage; assessing the effects of international trade on emissions at the firm and regional level.

David Popp is a Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research, and the Caroline Rapking Faculty Scholar in Public Administration and Policy. David is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Network Member in the Energy & Climate Economics Research Group of CESifo. David's research interests are in environmental policy and the economics of technological change. Much of his research focuses on the links between environmental policy and innovation, with a particular interest in how environmental and energy policies shape the development of new technologies that may be relevant for combating climate change.  His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, and has been published in a variety of economics and policy journals, including American Economic Review, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Nature Energy, and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.  His 2002 publication in the American Economic Review, “Induced Innovation and Energy Prices,” was one of two articles selected for the 2017 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Publication of Enduring Quality Award. Professor Popp has served on the U.S. General Accounting Office Expert Panel on Climate Change Economics, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis, and the Advisory Committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, and has consulted for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank. David received a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College in 1992, and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1997.

Giovanni Marin is associate professor of applied economics at the Department of Economics, Society and Politics of University of Urbino Carlo Bo (Italy) since 2019 and leader of the Urbino unit at SEEDS. Previously he was assistant professor at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo (2016-2019) and post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy (IRCrES-CNR, Italy, 2012-2016) and OFCE - Sciences Po (France, 2014-2015). He obtained a PhD in Economics, Markets, Institutions at the IMT Institute of Advanced Studies Lucca (2012) and a master degree in Applied economics and economic policies at the University of Ferrara (2008).  He took part of a number of national and EU research projects and he was involved in the European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production and in the European Topic Centre on Waste and Materials for the Green Economy of the European Environment Agency. His research, published in international journals (e.g. European Economic Review, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics) focuses on the economic analysis of drivers and consequences of environmental innovations, on the environmental and socio-economic consequences of environmental policies, on the assessment of the skills needed for sustainable transitions and on the use of environmentally extended input output analysis for integrated assessment. At the University of Urbino, he teaches Environmental and land economics, Economics of globalisation, Economics of innovation, Regional economics and Applied econometrics.

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