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.

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


Research - 2023

Research - 2022

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


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