Francesco Vona

Visiting Fellow

Francesco Vona is a senior economist at the French Economic Observatory of Sciences-Po (OFCE) and is also affiliated to the research center on Knowledge, Technology and Organization of SKEMA Business School, to the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change. He is an applied economist primarily working on environmental economics, labour economics and their intersection.

Background

Francesco Vona studied Statistics and Economics at the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he also completed his Ph.D. and obtained his first academic appointment as post-doctoral research fellow. He taught courses at Sciences-Po, SKEMA Business School, University Nice Cote d’Azur and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, at both the undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. level. He participated to several European projects; currently he is the leader of the Sciences-Po team in the EU H2020 project Innopaths.

Research interests

  • Labour market impacts and distributional impacts of environmental policies
  • Measuring green jobs and skills
  • Green comparative advantage
  • Effects of trade on emissions and labour market outcomes

2019

Working paper  17 December, 2019

The impact of energy prices on socioeconomic and environmental performance: Evidence from French manufacturing establishments, 1997–2015

In evaluating the responses of French manufacturing firms to large increases in energy prices, which the authors use as a proxy for stringent environmental policy, they find that costs in terms of job losses and competitiveness are smaller by an order of magnitude than the benefits in terms of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. read more »

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2019

Commentary  17 December, 2019

What France’s experience of energy price rises tells us about the likely impact of pricing carbon on jobs and the environment

New research by Giovanni Marin and Francesco Vona finds that increases in energy prices substantially reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, and only modestly reduce employment and productivity. Meeting … read more »

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