Giovanna is Assistant Professor at the University of Milan and Scientist at EIEE, where she is head of the research area on Behavioural Science. Previously, she worked at Milan Polytechnic and the University of Birmingham, and was a visiting researcher at FEEM. She holds a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University, with a thesis on natural resource conservation in developing countries, and an MSc in Development Management from LSE. During her PhD, Giovanna was a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Paris School of Economics and University of Zurich. Giovanna’s research uses laboratory and field experiments to investigate key drivers of pro-social behavior, such as institutions, norms, and leadership structures. Her recent work has focused on the analysis of the impact of behavioral energy efficiency programs.
Nature Energy , (2022) - 2022Evaluating the impact of technological renovation and competition on energy consumption in the workplace
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management , Available online 14 April 2022, 102662 - 2022Combining information on others’ energy usage and their approval of energy conservation promotes energy saving behaviour
Nature Energy , Volume 5, pages 832–833 - 2020The interaction of descriptive and injunctive social norms in promoting energy conservation
Nature Energy , Volume 5, pages 900–909 - 2020The Role of Flexibility and Planning in Repayment Discipline: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Pay-as-You-Go Off-Grid Electricity
RFF Working Papers Series , Working Paper 20-14 - 2020Can we make social information programs more effective? The role of identity and values
RFF Working Papers Series , - 2019