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.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , July 6, 2021 118 (27) e1917165118 - 2021Systematic review of the outcomes and trade-offs of ten types of decarbonization policy instruments
Nature Climate Change , Published 18 January 2021 - 2021Measuring Environmental Policy Stringency: Approaches, Validity, and Impact on Environmental Innovation and Energy Efficiency
Energy Policy , Volume 136, 111052 - 2020Robust multivariate analysis for mixed-type data: Novel algorithm and its practical application in socio-economic research
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences , 23 June 2020, 100907 - 2020Technology innovation system analysis of decarbonisation options in the EU steel industry
Energy , Volume 212, 1 December 2020, 118688 - 2020Bridging the gap: do fast reacting fossil technologies facilitate renewable energy diffusion?
Energy Policy , Volume 116, May 2018, Pages 242-256 - 2018The Future Prospects of Energy Technologies: Insights from Expert Elicitations
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy , Volume 12, Issue 1, 1 February 2018, Pages 133–153 - 2018