Tavoni, Alessandro

Dr Alessandro Tavoni  

Department

Position held

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow

 

Experience keywords:

Coupled socio-ecological system; International environmental agreements; climate change; cooperation; experimental economics; game theory; the evolution of norms and other-regarding preferences

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My 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. Particular attention is given to threshold effects and tipping points in catalysing (or hindering) cooperation. Prospective PhD students who have a solid background in economics and are interested in the above topics, are encouraged to contact me.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Environment

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Italy; Spain; USA; United Kingdom

Languages:

French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 107 5145

LSE email:

a.tavoni@lse.ac.uk

Alt email:

alessandro.tavoni@gmail.com

Publications

2017

Carattini, Stefano and Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) Think locally, act globally LSE Business Review (1 Mar 2017) Blog entry

Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) Long-term scenarios: energy pathways in the UK Nature Energy, 2 (17034). ISSN 2058-7546

Dannenberg, Astrid and Zitzelsberger, Sonja and Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) Climate negotiators’ and scientists’ assessments of the climate negotiations Nature Climate Change, 7. 437-442. ISSN 1758-678X

Bosetti, Valentina and Heugues, Melanie and Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) Luring others into climate action: coalition formation games with threshold and spillover effects Oxford Economic Papers, 69 (2). 410-431. ISSN 0030-7653

Gosnell, Greer and Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) A bargaining experiment on heterogeneity and sidedeals in climate negotiations Climate Change, 142 (3). 575-586. ISSN 0165-0009

Doncaster, C. Patrick and Tavoni, Alessandro and Dyke, James G. (2017) Using adaptation insurance to incentivize climate-change mitigation Ecological Economics, 135. 246-258. ISSN 0921-8009

Seekell, David A. and Carr, Joel and Dell'Angelo, Jampel and D'Odorico, Paolo and Fader, Marianela and Gephart, Jessica A. and Kummu, Matti and Magliocca, Nicholas and Porkka, Miina and Puma, Michael J. and Ratajczak, Zak and Rulli, Maria Cristina and Suweis, Samir and Tavoni, Alessandro (2017) Resilience in the global food system Environmental Research Letters, 12 (2). ISSN 1748-9326

2016

İriş, Doruk and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) When enough countries lead by example, they create a tipping point for climate agreements LSE Business Review (14 Sep 2016) Blog entry

Carattini, Stefano and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) How green are green economists? Economics Bulletin, 36 (4). 2311-2323. ISSN 1545-2921

Currarini, Sergio and Marchiori, Carmen and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) Network economics and the environment: insights and perspectives Environmental and Resource Economics, 65 (1). 159-189. ISSN 0924-6460

Marchiori, Carmen and Dietz, Simon and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 81. 115-131. ISSN 0095-0696

Schlüter, Maja and Tavoni, Alessandro and Levin, Simon (2016) Robustness of norm-driven cooperation in the commons Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1822). 1-9. ISSN 0962-8452

Marchand, Philippe and Carr, Joel A and Dell’Angelo, Jampel and Fader, Marianela and Gephart, Jessica A and Kummu, Matti and Magliocca, Nicholas R and Porkka, Miina and Puma, Michael J and Ratajczak, Zak and Rulli, Maria Cristina and Seekell, David A and Suweis, Samir and Tavoni, Alessandro and D’Odorico, Paolo (2016) Reserves and trade jointly determine exposure to food supply shocks Environmental Research Letters, 11 (9). 095009. ISSN 1748-9326

Fader, Marianela and Rulli, Maria Cristina and Carr, Joel and Angelo, Jampel Dell’ and D'Odorico, Paolo and Gephart, Jessica A and Kummu, Matti and Magliocca, Nicholas and Porkka, Miina and Prell, Christina and Puma, Michael J and Ratajczak, Zak and Seekell, David A and Suweis, Samir and Tavoni, Alessandro (2016) Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply Environmental Research Letters, 11 (5). 1-15. ISSN 1748-9326

2015

Dannenberg, Astrid and Löschel, Andreas and Paolacci, Gabriele and Reif, Christiane and Tavoni, Alessandro (2015) On the provision of public goods with probabilistic and ambiguous thresholds Environmental and Resource Economics, 61 (3). 365-383. ISSN 0924-6460

2014

Tavoni, Alessandro (2014) Evolutionary escape from the climate dilemma Physics of Life Reviews, 11 (4). 587-588. ISSN 1571-0645

Tavoni, Alessandro (2014) Evolutionary escape from the climate dilemma: comment on “climate change governance, cooperation and self-organization” by Pacheco, Vasconcelos and Santos Physics of Life Reviews, 11 (4). 587-588. ISSN 1571-0645

Barrett, Scott and Lenton, Timothy M. and Millner, Antony and Tavoni, Alessandro and Carpenter, Stephen and Anderies, John M. and Chapin, F. Stuart and Crépin, Anne-Sophie and Daily, Gretchen and Ehrlich, Paul and Folke, Carl and Galaz, Victor and Hughes, Terry and Kautsky, Nils and Lambin, Eric F. and Naylor, Rosamond and Nyborg, Karine and Polasky, Stephen and Scheffer, Marten and Wilen, James and Xepapadeas, Anastasios and de Zeeuw, Aart (2014) Climate engineering reconsidered Nature Climate Change, 4 (7). 527-529. ISSN 1758-678X

Barrett, Scott and Lenton, Timothy M. and Millner, Antony and Tavoni, Alessandro and Carpenter, Stephen and Anderies, John M. and Chapin, F. Stuart and Crépin, Anne-Sophie and Daily, Gretchen and Ehrlich, Paul and Folke, Carl and Galaz, Victor and Hughes, Terry and Kautsky, Nils and Lambin, Eric F. and Naylor, Rosamond and Nyborg, Karine and Polasky, Stephen and Scheffer, Marten and Wilen, James and Xepapadeas, Anastasios and de Zeeuw, Aart (2014) Climate engineering reconsidered Nature Climate Change, 4 (7). 527-529. ISSN 1758-678X

Tavoni, Alessandro and Levin, Simon (2014) Managing the climate commons at the nexus of ecology, behaviour and economics Nature Climate Change, 4 (12). 1057-1063. ISSN 1758-678X

2013

Tavoni, Alessandro and Dannenberg, Astrid (2013) Coordinating to protect the global climate: inequality and communication in the experimental lab In: Dinar, Ariel and Rapoport, Amnon, (eds.) Analyzing Global Environmental Issues: Theoretical and Experimental Applications and Their Policy Implications. Routledge explorations in environmental economics. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 11-28. ISBN 9780415627184

Tavoni, Alessandro (2013) Game theory: building up cooperation Nature Climate Change, 3. 782-783. ISSN 1758-678X

Lade, Steven J. and Tavoni, Alessandro and Levin, Simon A. and Schlüter, Maja (2013) Regime shifts in a social-ecological system Theoretical Ecology, 6 (3). 359-372. ISSN 1874-1738

2012

Tavoni, Alessandro and Schlüter, Maja and Levin, Simon (2012) The survival of the conformist: social pressure and renewable resource management Journal of Theoretical Biology, 299. 152-161. ISSN 0022-5193

Dietz, Simon and Marchiori, Carmen and Tavoni, Alessandro (2012) Domestic politics and the formation of international environmental agreements Climate Change and Sustainable Development, 2012.076. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy.

2011

Tavoni, Alessandro (2011) Collective-risk social dilemma. In: Evolutionary approaches to international cooperation, 23-24 May 2011, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Tavoni, Alessandro (2011) Coordination under threshold uncertainty in a public good game. In: Belpasso International Summer School on Environmental and Resource Economics, 4-10 September 2011, Belpasso, Italy

Tavoni, Alessandro and Dannenberg, Astrid and Kallis, Giorgos and Löschel, Andreas (2011) Inequality, communication and the avoidance of disastrous climate change. In: Environmental protection and sustainability forum, 13-14 Apr 2011, Exeter, UK

Tavoni, Alessandro and Schlüter, Maja and Levin, Simon (2011) The survival of the conformist: social pressure and renewable resource management Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment working papers, 35. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Tavoni, Alessandro and Dannenberg, Astrid and Kallis, Giorgos and Löschel, Andreas (2011) Inequality, communication and the avoidance of disastrous climate change Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment working papers, 34. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK.

Tavoni, Alessandro and Dannenberg, Astrid and Kallis, Giorgos and Löschel, Andreas (2011) Inequality, communication, and the avoidance of disastrous climate change in a public goods game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (29). 11825-11829. ISSN 0027-8424

2010

Tavoni, Alessandro (2010) Coordinating towards a common good: an experimental analysis of climate change, time horizon and community participation. In: Wednesday informal seminar in economics (WISE), 24 Feb 2010, Venice, Italy

Tavoni, Alessandro and Schlüter, Maja and Levin, Simon (2010) The survival of the conformist: equity-driven ostracism and renewable resource management. In: 15th Coalition Theory Network workshop, 17-18 Jun 2010, Marseilles, France

Tavoni, Alessandro (2010) Coordinating to protect the global climate: experimental evidence on the role of inequality. In: UECE Lisbon meetings 2010: game theory and applications, 4-6 Sep 2010, Lisbon, Portugal

Tavoni, Alessandro and Telesca, Luigi (2010) The wisdom of sustainable communities in the digital era: the case of efficient energy management In: Rakocevic, Veselin and Stanoevska-Slabeva, Katarina and Telesca, Luigi, (eds.) Digital Business: First International Icst Conference, Digibiz 2009, London Uk, June 2009: Revised Selected Papers. Lecture notes of the Institute for computer sciences, social informatics and telecommunications engineering, 21. Springer, Berlin, Germany, 119-129. ISBN 9783642115318

Tavoni, Alessandro and Schlueter, Maja and Levin, Simon (2010) The survival of the conformist: equity-driven ostracism and renewable resource management. In: Fourth world congress of environmental and resource economists, 28 Jun - 2 Jul 2010, Montreal, Canada

2009

Schlüter, Maja and Tavoni, Alessandro (2009) The survival of the conformist: equity-driven ostracism & renewable resource management. In: Fairness and the commons socio-economic strategies and resource dynamics, Venice, Italy

Tavoni, Alessandro (2009) Incorporating fairness motives and quantal response equilibrium concepts: an application to 2x2 games. In: 14th Coalition Theory Network workshop, 23-24 Jan 2009, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Schlueter, Maja and Tavoni, Alessandro (2009) Water management and equity-driven ostracism – maintenance of cooperation in a CPR subject to variable resource and social conditions. In: USSEE 2009 conference Science and Policy for a Sustainable Future, 31 Jun - 2 Jun 2009, Washington, USA

Tavoni, Alessandro (2008) The role of fairness motives and spatial considerations in explaining departures from Nash equilibrium: stationary and evolutionary lessons from 2x2 games. In: EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School "Space in unified models of economy and ecology", 6-12 Jul 2008, Venice, Italy

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I am an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics. I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from Universita' Ca' Foscari di Venezia (2011). I lead the International Environmental Negotiations Programme at LSE, I am also anAssociate Researcher at 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.

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