Enrica De Cian is associate professor in environmental economics at Ca’ Foscari Unversity of Venice (Italy) since December 2017 and ERC Starting Grant grantee with the project ENERGYA – Energy use for Adaptation. Before she was researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Italy, two leading research institutes in the field of climate and energy economics. Her research focuses on the global impacts of climate change on the economy, the society, and sustainable development by using econometric and modelling approaches. She combines different methods and disciplines, specifically economic growth, environmental economics, geography, environmental and climate science. She relies on integrated assessment models to study how human and natural systems could interact under future changing climate and economy. She applies econometric approaches to historical data to understand how human and natural systems have coped with observed changes in the past. Secondary research interests include technological change, the role of institutions in the transition toward sustainable development.
She has collaborated with several research organizations in Europe (CEPS, ZEW) and in the US (JP at MIT, Boston University). In 2012 she was awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship for the project DYNAMIC through which she started to collaborate with Prof. Ian Sue Wing from the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University on the empirical analysis of climate change impacts in agriculture and energy. She has been involved in several international projects and initiatives. She has published in the fields of climate change economics, integrated assessment modeling, energy economics, and environmental and resource economics.
Main externally-funded projects
2018, ENERGYA, ERC Starting Grant
2017, COACCH, H2020 collaborative project
2016, COP21RIPPLES, H2020 collaborative project
2015, PECE Fuelling clean energy transitions: The political economy of energy innovation, UNU-WIDER
2013, PATHWAYS, EU FP7 collaborative project
2012, DYNamic feedbacks of climate impacts on current Adaptation and Mitigation Investment Choice, EU FP7 Marie Curie Project
EMF 28: The Effects of Technology Choices on EU Climate Policy
2011, ClimTech Climate-Friendly Technologies, The Role of Intellectual Property Rights, Human Capital and Environmental Policy. SEEK project
2010, AMPERE Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates
2009, PASHMINA PAradigm SHifts Modelling and INnovative Approaches. EU FP7 collaborative project