Enviromental Economics, Energy Economics, Sustainability and Development

This area of research focuses on the environmental sustainability of economic activities and environmental policies, the economic aspects of a rational management of urban and rural areas, the impact of renewable energy on the economic context and the rational exploitation of exhaustible and renewable natural resources. Some examples of topics covered in this research area include: the design of environmental policy instruments such as the payments for environmental services; the provision of local public goods and services, and their impact on quality of life, "resilience" and social cohesion at the urban level; the relationship between renewable energy, growth and imports; the study of the economic convenience of the introduction of electricity storage instruments to level out the production peaks deriving from the development of alternative energy sources; the evaluation of non-market assets, environmental damage and the benefits of environmental programmes in terms of ecological and biological risk reduction linked to human health; the effects of climate change on human behaviour and productivity in the agriculture sector both in developed and developing countries; waste management: that is the study of the effect of different methods of collection and pricing of the service on the disposal of solid urban waste; the drafting of environmental budgets.
Francesco Andreoli
Temporary Assistant Professor
Alessandro Bucciol
Associate Professor
Emanuela Bullado
Research Assistants
Maria Flora
Research Scholarship Holders
Luigi Grossi
Associate Professor
Eugenio Peluso
Associate Professor
Roberto Ricciuti
Associate Professor
Marcella Veronesi
Associate Professor
Angelo Zago
Associate Professor
Skills
Topic People Description
Agriculture (see  JEL classification)
JEL Q13 - Agricultural Markets and Marketing;Cooperatives;Agribusiness Angelo Zago
We analyze the behavior and economic performance of cooperatives for processing and marketing of agri-food products. We investigate the relationships of cooperatives with their partners, competitors, customers, and suppliers, studying their economic effects in terms of profitability and investments.
Energy (see  JEL classification)
JEL Q42 - Alternative Energy Sources Marcella Veronesi
Analysis of the determinants of renewable energy adoption by households and of the effect of residential energy prices on households' behaviour.
JEL Q43 - Energy and the Macroeconomy Luigi Grossi
Statistical analysis of energy efficiency and intensity observed at country and regional level. Concentration indexes are applied and decomposed to improve the economic interpretation of the output.
JEL Q47 - Energy Forecasting Maria Flora
Luigi Grossi
Forecasting energy prices by the estimation of models which capture possible non-linear time evolution of prices.
Environmental Economics (see  JEL classification)
JEL Q53 - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling Alessandro Bucciol
Evaluation of the efficacy of different types of incentives meant to promote sorting of urban solid waste.
JEL Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming Marcella Veronesi
Analysis of the determinants of households' and farmers' climate change adaptation; analysis of how climate change adaptation affects households' and farmers' well-being and productivity. Analysis of the impact of natural disasters on migration.
Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation (see  JEL classification)
JEL Q34 - Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts Roberto Ricciuti
Analysis of the economic (growth) and political (democracy, coups) effects of natural resources and of the tools that can improve their use.
General Regional Economics (see  JEL classification)
JEL R15 - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Models Emanuela Bullado
Household Analysis (see  JEL classification)
JEL R23 - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics Francesco Andreoli
Eugenio Peluso
This research area studies the impact of migration both from the economic and social perspective. We analyze the effects of immigration on productivity, on firms' decisions and on income distribution. From the point of view of urban economics, neighborhood effects, residential segregation and the sorting mechanisms of families are studied.
Projects
Title Managers Sponsors Starting date Duration (months)
Assegno FSE: GENTE (Il simulatore dinamico dell'economia veneta) - Analisi Macro economica di pianificazione attraverso l’utilizzo della matrice di contabilità sociale regionale e della provincia di Verona Carlo Federico Perali, Michela Sironi Regione Veneto FSE 5/16/11 12
Conferenza regionale dell'agricoltura e dello sviluppo rurale nel Veneto Carlo Federico Perali, Maikol Furlani Assegno finalizzato - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 1/1/19 18
Cross-border electricity trading Maria Flora Post-doc 1/1/19 36
Economia smart di villaggio legata alla produzione del riso in Sierra Leone Carlo Federico Perali, Maikol Furlani Assegno finalizzato - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 2/1/15 12
Il distretto della meccatronica vicentina Emanuela Bullado, Roberto Ricciuti borsa di ricerca - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 9/4/17 10
R/A – Assessment per la valutazione d’impatto sociale delle imprese Michele Bertani, Eugenio Peluso Assegno finalizzato - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 6/20/18 12
R/A - Valutazione dell'impatto sociale dell'impresa Eugenio Peluso, Edoardo Fassina borsa di ricerca - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 10/1/18 10
Un territorio in crescita. Il consorzio ZAI e lo sviluppo di Verona (1948-2018) Riccardo Cella, Maria Luisa Ferrari borsa di ricerca - assegnato e gestito dal Dipartimento 11/5/18 5
Verso i Magazzini Maria Luisa Ferrari Ordine Architetti P.P.C. della provincia di Verona 1/1/14 36