Alessandro Tavoni

Research fellow

Alessandro’s research spans several topics in environmental economics, primarily related to the drivers of cooperation in the (climate) commons. This is tackled through a combination of non-cooperative and evolutionary game theory models, as well as laboratory experiments, surveys and simulations, in an effort to shed light on the potential solutions to environmental dilemmas.

Background

Alessandro holds a PhD in Economics from Universita' Ca' Foscari di Venezia (2011). He is also an Associate Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), as well as a member of the Levin Lab at Princeton University and an International Fellow of the Sogang Experimental Economics Laboratory in Korea.

Research programmes

Co-topic lead for 'Climate change governance|'

Research interests

  • Game theory;
  • International environmental agreements;
  • Experimental economics;
  • Coupled socio-ecological system.

Media articles

2012

Why do we see unilateral action on climate change?
|Simon Dietz, Carmen Marchiori and Alessandro Tavoni, Vox, 5 December

Research articles

2014

Schlüter, M., Tavoni, A., Levin, S. January 2014. Robustness of norm-driven cooperation in the commons to environmental variability. Working Paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| (374KB)

Currarini, S., Marchiori, C., and Tavoni, A. January 2014. Network economics and the environment: insights and perspectives. Working Paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| (1065KB)

2013

Tavoni, A. 2013. Game theory: Building up cooperation. Nature Climate Change. External link to full article|

Lade, S.J, Tavoni, A., Levin, S.A., Schlüter, M. July 2013. Regime shifts in a social-ecological system. Theoretical Ecology. External link to full article|

Tavoni, A., and Dannenberg, A. February 2013. Coordinating to protect the global climate. Chapter 2 of book, 'Analyzing Global Environmental Issues: theoretical and experimental applications and their policy implications' (Ariel Dinar and Amnon Rapoport [eds.]). Routledge, London. External link to book details|

Lade, S.J., Tavoni, A., Levin, S.A., and Schluter, M. February 2013. Regime shifts in a social-ecological system. Working Paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

2012

Tavoni, A. 2012. Climate Change Policies: global challenges and future prospects (edited by Cerdá, Labandeira [book review]). Government and Policy, v.30. External link to full review|

 

Dietz, Marchiori and Tavoni. August 2012. Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements. Working Paper, Grantham Research Institute, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

 

Tavoni, A., Schluter, M., and Levin, S. April 2012. The survival of the conformist: social pressure and renewable resource management. Journal of Theoretical Biology, v.299, pp.152-161. External link to full article| 

2011

Dannenberg, A., Löschel, A., Paolacci, G., Reif, C., and Tavoni, A. Coordination under threshold uncertainty in a public goods game. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of article|

 

Tavoni, A., et al. July 2011. Inequality, communication and the avoidance of disastrous climate change in a public goods game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A., v.108, pp.11825–11829. Download PDF of article| (Also see commentary, in response to paper, from Scott Barrett: 'Avoiding disastrous climate change is possible but not inevitable'. Download PDF of commentary|

 

Tavoni, A., Dannenberg, A., Kallis, G., and Löschel, A. January 2011.  Inequality, communication and the avoidance of disastrous climate change. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper|

 

Tavoni, A., Schlüter, M., and Levin, S. January 2011. The survival of the conformist: social pressure and renewable resource management. Working paper, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK. Download PDF of paper| 

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