Funded by
  • European Research Council FP7-ERC-StG-2013
Duration 60 months from 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2019

Coordinating organizationTop
  • Politecnico di Milano
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop
DivisionTop General aimsTop

Analyse the behaviour of the consumer with regards the consumption of energy, and apply the principle of behavioural economics to assess the efficacy of energy efficiency policies.

CMCC RoleTop

Second Beneficiary

Expected resultsTop

The project seeks to:

  • Carry out innovative research in the theoretical understanding of the interplay between behavioral tendencies and environmental externalities;
  • Generate new empirical data and research on individual preferences by means of original surveys and controlled experiments;
  • Enhance integrated assessment models (IAMs) of economy, energy and climate with an advanced representation of consumers’ behavior.

In doing so, the project will be able to provide a richer characterization of energy demand and of greenhouse gas emission scenarios, to better estimate consumers’ responsiveness to energy and climate policies, and to provide input to the design of new policy instruments aimed at influencing energy and environmental sustainable behavior.

  • Developing of novel theoretical models which can account for behavioral tendencies;
  • Empirical analysis and validation through complementary techniques: surveys, controlled lab experiments and a Randomized Field experiment;
  • Calibration of Integrated Assessment Models to reality and expansion of the state of the art of Integrated Assessment Modeling;
  • Outreach and dissemination activities: innovative research; publications in the peer reviewed literature; presentations, events and networks; workshops and conference.
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change