Carlo Carraro

Professor of Environmental Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and CEPR Research Fellow

Professor Carlo Carraro is President Emeritus and Professor of Environmental Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was President of the University of Venice from 2009 to 2014 and Director of the Department of Economics from 2005 to 2008. In 2008, he was elected Vice-Chair of the Working Group III and Member of the Bureau of the Nobel Laureate Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has been working as IPCC Lead Author since 1995. In 2015, he was re-elected Vice-Chair of the Working Group III and Member of the Bureau of the IPCC for a second term.

Professor Carraro is President-elect of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and Co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), a joint initiative of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the OECD, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Bank. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE He is Scientific Director of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Director of the International Centre for Climate Governance (ICCG). He belongs to the Italian Commission for the Evaluation of Natural Capital established by the Italian Ministry of the Environment in 2016 and to the Strategic Board of the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC). He is President of the H for Human Foundation and of H-Farm Education, two newly established initiatives for innovation in education.

Professor Carraro is the Editor of The Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, one of the most important economics journals (ranked 15th out of 338 economic journals and 5th out of 98 environmental studies journals). He is a Research Fellow of the CEPR (Center for Economic Policy Research), London and CESifo (Center of Economic Studies ), Munich, and Associate Research Fellow, CEPS (Center of Economic Policy Studies ), Bruxelles. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the: Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP), Kennedy School, Harvard University; Institute for Economic Research (Ifo), University of Munich; Green Budget Europe (GBE), Brussels; Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Berlin; CEPS Carbon Market Forum, Brussels; Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Energy Centre, Polytechnic of Turin.

Professor Carraro is also a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network, of the Steering Committee of the International Energy Workshop (IEW), and of the Coalition Theory Network (CTN). He worked as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Generali Group, of the Advisory Board of the Fondo di Investimento Italiano and he is presently Board member of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza . In 2007, he was elected Resident Member of the Academy “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti” and in 2010 of the Academy “Ateneo Veneto” in Venice. In 2009, he was awarded the Sustainable Energy Prize by the Italian Association of Energy Economists. In 2011 he was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship by the Lions International and in 2014 the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary International. In 2013 he was appointed Grande Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana on the initiative of the President of Italy. In 2016 he became Honorary Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Past academic positions include teaching at the University of Paris I, LUISS in Rome, University of Udine, University of Aix-en-Provence, and University of Paris X. In recent years he covered important academic positions: President of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2009-2014); Director of the Department of Economics (2003-2009); Vice Provost for Research Management and Policy of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (2003-2006); President of the Venice Research District (2012-2014); Director of the Climate Impacts and Policy Division of the EuroMediterranean Centre on Climate Change (2005-2013); Member of the Scientific Committee of the UN International Human Dimensions Program (IHDP) (2011-2014); President of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (2010-2013); Member of the Mitigation Board of the Global Network for Climate Solutions (GNCS) at Columbia University's Earth Institute, New York; Member of the Board of Directors of the National School of Public Administration (SNA), Rome and of the Fondazione Studium Marcianum (FSM), Venice; Executive Board Member of the Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC); Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC).

Professor Carraro has a proven record of accomplishment and international recognition in many relevant fields. He has written more than 300 papers and about 40 books on the international coordination of monetary policy, the coordination between monetary and fiscal policy, coalitions and group formation in economic systems, international negotiations and the formation of international environmental agreements, monetary and fiscal problems in open economies, monetary policy coordination in Europe, the econometric modelling of integrated economies, dynamic modelling of climate-economy interactions, sustainable development. His current research focuses on climate policy both at the domestic and international level. He studies both long-term and short-term impacts of adaptation and mitigation policies and evaluates their costs and benefits using a wide range of integrated assessment models. The role of fiscal instruments and of their financial implications is particularly emphasised.

In 2016, Prof. Carraro was awarded the Literary Award “Parco della Maiella” for the book “Il clima che cambia”. He is also well known for his blog on climate change economics and policy, published both in Italian and in English (www.carlocarraro.org).

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