Francesco Vona is Professor of Economics, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, and Program Director, Labour in the Low-Carbon Transition, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). He is an applied economist primarily working on environmental economics, labour economics and their intersection.
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.
- 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
Research - 2022
This paper provides evidence on the characteristics of low-carbon jobs in the United States and reveals the potential skills gaps and hiring difficulties emerging in specific labour markets affected by the low-carbon transition. Read more
Research - 2019
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
Policy - 2023
This report provides a detailed characterisation of low-carbon jobs from the last decade in the United States and the United Kingdom, bringing new evidence to support policy discussions. Read more
News - 2019
New research by Giovanni Marin and Francesco Vona finds that increases in energy prices substantially reduce energy consumption and carbon... Read more