Cattaneo Cristina

Via Bergognone, 34, 20144 Milano MI, Italy - c/o EIEE (RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment)


Cristina is a scientist at EIEE, where she is responsible for the research area on climate induced migration. She holds a DPhil in Economics from the University of Sussex- Brighton (UK), a PhD in Economics from the Università degli Studi in Milan (Italy), and a MA in Development Economics from the University of Sussex. She has been involved in several internationally funded research
projects, and currently she coordinates a H2020 project on Psychological, social and financial barriers to energy efficiency (PENNY).
From 2007 to 2018 Cristina has been senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). Cristina is adjunct professor at the Graduate School in Public Economics- DEFAP and previously taught in various
universities in Italy and abroad, both at undergraduate and at graduate level.

Her main research interests involve applied econometrics, the economics of migration and energy economics. She published, among others, for International Migration Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Human Resources and Resource and Energy Economics.


  • Combining information on others’ energy usage and their approval of energy conservation promotes energy saving behaviour
  • The interaction of descriptive and injunctive social norms in promoting energy conservation
  • Should they stay or should they go? Climate migrants and local conflicts
  • Can we make social information programs more effective? The role of identity and values.
  • Does harmful climate increase or decrease migration? Evidence from Rural Households in Nigeria
  • Migrant networks and adaptation
  • Human Migration in the Era of Climate Change
  • Internal and external barriers to energy efficiency: which role for policy interventions?
  • International Migration Drivers. A quantitative assessment of the structural factors shaping migration

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