Verdolini Elena

Elena is senior scientist at EIEE and Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Political Economy at the Law Department, Università degli Studi di Brescia. She is also affiliate researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei. Elena holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Pavia, a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle and a PhD in Economics and Finance of the Public Administration from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. Her main interest is in applied analysis, with a focus on the dynamics of innovation, technology transfer, green growth, and the economic impacts of environmental and energy policies. Elena has been involved in several internationally funded research projects, most recently the H2020 project INNOPATHS, a major effort to characterise the EU energy transition, highlighting systemic barriers and enablers. She was one of the authors of the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project for Italy and was nominated Lead Author of the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group III.


  • Bridging the gap: Do fast-reacting fossil technologies facilitate renewable
  • Innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking
  • Transition towards a green economy in Europe: Innovation and knowledge integration in the renewable energy sector
  • The Future Prospects of Energy Technologies: Insights from Expert Elicitations
  • Environmental Policy Performance and its Determinants: Application of a Three-level Random Intercept Model
  • Directed Technological Change and Energy Efficiency Improvements
  • Quantifying the Effects of Expert Selection and Elicitation Design on Experts' Confidence in Their Judgments About Future Energy Technologies
  • The Political Economy of Energy Innovation
  • Environmental Policy and the International Diffusion of Cleaner Energy Technologies
  • Bending the learning curve

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