Valentina Bosetti
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Valentina Bosetti

Valentina Bosetti is senior scientist at EIEE, and full professor at the Economics Department of Bocconi University, where she teaches Environmental and Climate Change Economics.

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Valentina Bosetti

Valentina Bosetti is senior scientist at EIEE, and full professor at the Economics Department of Bocconi University, where she teaches Environmental and Climate Change Economics. She was a senior researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei during the period 2003-2018. She has been fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioural Sciences at Stanford University in 2014-2015, and visiting fellow at Princeton University in 2009-10.

She currently serves as Chairwoman of Terna S.p.A.

Valentina was one of the lead authors of the 5th AR IPCC (2014) and she will be a lead author of the coming 6th AR IPCC. Valentina was president of the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (IAERE) and council member of the European one (EAERE). She was the PI of a first European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant on Innovation and clean technologies (ICARUS) and of a second ERC Starting Grant on Uncertainty and Climate Change (RISICO).


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van Vuuren D.P., Zimm C., Busch S., Kriegler E., Leininger J., Messner D., Nakicenovic N., Rockstrom J., Riahi K., Sperling F., Bosetti V., Cornell S., Gaffney O., Lucas P.L., Popp A., Ruhe C., von Schiller A., Schmidt J.O., Soergel B.

Defining a sustainable development target space for 2030 and 2050

One Earth , Volume 5, Issue 2, P142-156, February 18, 2022 - 2022

Drouet L., Bosetti V., Tavoni M.

Net economic benefits of well-below 2°C scenarios and associated uncertainties

Oxford Open Climate Change , Volume 2, Issue 1, 2022, kgac003 - 2022

Brutschin E., Pianta S., Tavoni M., Riahi K., Bosetti V., Marangoni G., van Ruijven B.

A multidimensional feasibility evaluation of low-carbon scenarios

Environmental Research Letters , Volume 16, Number 6 - 2021

Athanasoglou S., Bosetti V., Drouet L.

A Satisficing Framework for Environmental Policy Under Model Uncertainty

Environmental Modeling & Assessment (2021) , - 2021

Peng W., Iyer G., Bosetti V., Chaturvedi V., Edmonds J., Fawcett A.A., Hallegatte S., Victor D.G., van Vuuren D., Weyant J.

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how

Nature , 594, 174-176 - 2021

Peng W., Iyer G., Bosetti V., Chaturvedi V., Edmonds J., Fawcett A.A., Hallegatte S., Victor D.G., van Vuuren D., Weyant J.

Climate policy models need to get real about people — here’s how

Nature , 594, 174-176 (2021) - 2021

Riahi K., et al. [Bosetti V., Drouet L., Tavoni M.]

Cost and attainability of meeting stringent climate targets without overshoot

Nature Climate Change , - 2021

Bertram C. et al. (Bosetti V., Drouet L., Emmerling J.)

Energy system developments and investments in the decisive decade for the Paris Agreement goals

Environmental Research Letters , Volume 16, Number 7 - 2021

Pianta S., Brutschin E. van Ruijven B., Bosetti V.

Faster or slower decarbonization? Policymaker and stakeholder expectations on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global energy transition.

Energy Research & Social Science , Volume 76, June 2021, 102025 - 2021

Shayegh S., Bosetti V., Tavoni M.

Future Prospects of Direct Air Capture Technologies: Insights From an Expert Elicitation Survey

Frontiers in Climate , - 2021

Sisco M.R., Pianta S., Weber E.U., Bosetti V.

Global climate marches sharply raise attention to climate change: Analysis of climate search behavior in 46 countries

Journal of Environmental Psychology , Volume 75, June 2021, 101596 - 2021

Abatayo A.L., Bosetti V., Casari M., Tavoni M., Ghidoni R.

Governing Climate Geoengineering: Side-Payments Are Not Enough

RFF Working Papers Series , 21-06, March 2021 - 2021

Bosetti V.

Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Change

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance , - 2021

Drouet L., Bosetti V., Padoan S., Aleluia Reis L., Bertram C., Dalla Longa F., Després J., Emmerling J., Fosse F., Fragkiadakis K., Frank S., Fricko O., Fujimori S., Harmsen M., Krey V., Oshiro K., Nogueira L.P., Paroussos L., Piontek F., Riahi K., Rochedo P.R.R., Schaeffer R., Takakura J., van der Wijst K., van der Zwaan B., van Vuuren D., Vrontisi Z., Weitzel M., Zakeri B., Tavoni M.

Net zero emission pathways reduce the physical and economic risks of climate change

Nature Climate Change , Volume 11, pages1070–1076 - 2021

Berger L., Berger N., Bosetti V., Gilboa I., Hansen L.P., Jarvis C., Marinacci M., Smith R. D.

Rational policymaking during a pandemic

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , Jan 2021, 118 (4) e2012704118 - 2021

Lamperti F. , Bosetti V., Roventini A., Tavoni M., Treibich T.

Three green financial policies to address climate risks

Journal of Financial Stability , Volume 54, June 2021, 100875 - 2021

Berger L., Bosetti V.

Characterizing ambiguity attitudes using model uncertainty

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization , March 19, 2020 - 2020

Schaeffer R., Bosetti V., Kriegler E., Riahi K., van Vuuren D.

Climatic change: CD-Links special issue on national low-carbon development pathways

Climatic Change , volume 162, pages 1779–1785(2020) - 2020

Granella F., Aleluia Reis L., Bosetti V., Tavoni M.

COVID-19 lockdown only partially alleviates health impacts of air pollution in Northern Italy

Environmental Research Letters , - 2020

Schinko, T., Drouet, L., Vrontisi, Z., Hof, A. F., Hinkel, J., Mochizuki, J., Bosetti. V., Fragkiadakis. P., van Vuuren. D. P. & Lincke, D.

Economy-wide effects of coastal flooding due to sea level rise: A multi-model simultaneous treatment of mitigation, adaptation, and residual impacts

Environmental Research Communications , Volume 2, Number 1 - 2020

Baker E., Bosetti V., Salo A.

Robust portfolio decision analysis: An application to the energy research and development portfolio problem

European Journal of Operational Research , Volume 284, Issue 3, 1 August 2020, Pages 1107-1120 - 2020

Bosetti V., Cattaneo C., Peri G.

Should they stay or should they go? Climate migrants and local conflicts

Journal of Economic Geography , - 2020

Abatayo A.L., Bosetti V., Casari M., Ghidoni R., Tavoni M.

Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) , June 1, 2020 - 2020

Fujimori, S., Hasegawa T., Krey V., Riahi K., Bertram C., Bodirsky B.L., Bosetti V., Callen J., Després J., Doelman J., Drouet L., Emmerling J., Frank S., Fricko O., Havlik P., Humpenöder F., Koopman J., van Meijl H., Ochi Y., Popp A., Schmitz A., Takahashi K., and D. van Vuuren

A Multi-Model Assessment of Food Security Implications of Climate Change Mitigation

Nature Sustainability , Volume 2, No. 5 (May 13, 2019): 386–96 - 2019

Berger L., Bosetti V.

Are policymakers ambiguity averse?

The Economic Journal , September 2019 - 2019

Emmerling J., Kornek U., Bosetti V., Lessmann K.

Climate thresholds and heterogeneous regions: implications for coalition formation

The Review of International Organizations , pp 1–24 - 2019

Lamperti F., Bosetti V., Riventini A., Tavoni M.

The public costs of climate-induced financial instability

Nature Climate Change , Volume 9, pages 829–833 - 2019

Emmerling J., Drouet L., van der Wijst K-I., Van Vuuren D., Bosetti V., Tavoni M.

The role of the discount rate for emission pathways and negative emissions

Environmental Research Letters , - 2019

van Sluisveld M.A.E., Harmsen M.J.H.M., van Vuuren D.P., Bosetti V., Wilson C., van der Zwaan B.

Comparing future patterns of energy system change in 2°C scenarios to expert projections

Global Environmental Change , Volume 50, 201–211 - 2018

McCollum D., Zhou W., Bertram C., Sytze de Boer H., Bosetti V., et al.

Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Nature Energy , volume 3, pages 589–599 - 2018

Gillingham K., Nordhaus W., Anthoff D., Bosetti V., Blanford G., Christensen P., McJeon H., Reilly J., Sztorc P.

Modeling Uncertainty in the Integrated Assessment of Climate Change: A Multi-Model Comparison

Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists , Volume 5, Number 4, pp 791-826 - 2018

Verdolini E., Anadón L.D., Baker E., Bosetti V., Aleluia Reis L.

The 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

Marangoni G., Tavoni M., Bosetti V., Borgonovo E., Capros P., Fricko O., Gernaat D. E. H. J., Guivarch C., Havlik P., Huppmann D., Johnson N., Karkatsoulis P., Keppo I., Krey V., Ó Broin E., Price J., van Vuuren D. P.

Sensitivity of projected long-term CO2 emissions across the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

Nature Climate Change , Volume 7, pages113–117(2017) - 2017