Dr Luca Taschini
Luca is an economist, working at the intersection of environmental economics, energy markets, and industrial organisation. His current research investigates how market-based environmental regulation – and emissions trading schemes in particular – are working in theory and in practice. More specifically, he is studying the functioning of price containment mechanisms, participation restrictions, the linkage of markets and the investigation of policy controls able to promote technology adoption.
He is also a visiting scholar at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT) and at the Research Center for Sustainability Science (Ritsumeikan University – Japan).
Luca holds a PhD in finance from the University of Zurich.
- Permits market design, price manipulation and participation restrictions;
- Experimental markets for emission permits;
- Investment decisions under uncertainty;
- Energy economics;
- Real options.
Prospective PhD students
Luca welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with shared interests, and strong backgrounds in economics and statistics.