Tavoni Massimo

Massimo Tavoni is the Director of EIEE. He is also full professor at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. He coordinated the Climate Change Mitigation programme at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) between 2015 and 2018. He has been fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University, and post doctoral fellow at Princeton University.

His research is about climate change mitigation policies, and has appeared in major scientific journals. He is a lead author of the IPCC (5th and 6th assessment reports), co-directs of the International Energy Workshop and was deputy editor for the journal ‘Climatic Change’. He is a recipient of a grant from the European Research Council (ERC). He has advised several international institutions on climate change matters, including the OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank.


  • Social interaction and technology adoption: Experimental evidence from improved cookstoves in Mali
  • Representing inequalities in integrated assessment modeling of climate change
  • COVID-19 lockdown only partially alleviates health impacts of air pollution in Northern Italy
  • 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
  • Reply to “High energy and materials requirement for direct air capture calls for further analysis and R&D”
  • Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty
  • Can we make social information programs more effective? The role of identity and values.
  • The public costs of climate-induced financial instability
  • Reply to: Why fossil fuel producer subsidies matter

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