London School of Economics

Luca is an economist, working at the intersection of environmental economics, energy markets, and industrial organisation. His current research projects include work on market-based instruments and climate finance.

Luca completed his formal training in economics in Italy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich. He is also an alumnus of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT) and is a visiting scholar at the Research Center for Sustainability Science, Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

Research interests

  • Permits market design, price manipulation and participation restrictions;
  • System linking and networking;
  • Investment decisions under uncertainty;
  • Energy economics;
  • Real options;
  • Experimental markets for emission permits.

Prospective PhD students

  • Luca welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with shared interests, and strong backgrounds in economics and statistics.