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 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 (INNOPATHS, CD-LINKS, ENTRACTE, ICARUS among others). Most recently she has been awarded a 5-year European Research Council Grant for the project 2D4D “Disruptive Digitalization for Decarbonization”, in which she will research the energy and socio-economic implications of three key digital technologies in three hard-to-decarbonize sectors: Additive Manufacturing in Industry, Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) in transport and Artificial Intelligence in buildings. Elena is a Lead Author of the 6th Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group III.


  • 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
  • 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

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