Elena is Senior Scientist at EIEE and Professor in Political Economy at the Law Department, Università degli Studi di Brescia. Elena is a Lead Author of the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group III and the Principal Investigator of 2D4D “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization” project, a 5-year European Research Council Grant. She has been involved in several internationally funded research projects (INNOPATHS, CD-LINKS, ENTRACTE, ICARUS among others).
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 and social impacts of environmental and energy policies. Within 2D4D, she will research the energy and socio-economic implications of key digital technologies in three hard-to-decarbonize sectors: Industry, Transport and Buildings.
- A research and development investment strategy to achieve the Paris climate agreement
- Technology innovation system analysis of decarbonisation options in the EU steel industry
- Robust multivariate analysis for mixed-type data: Novel algorithm and its practical application in socio-economic research
- Comparing expert elicitation and model-based probabilistic technology cost forecasts for the energy transition
- Systematic review of the outcomes and trade-offs of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments
- Measuring Environmental Policy Stringency: Approaches, Validity, and Impact on Environmental Innovation and Energy Efficiency
- 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