November 13th, 2014, Thursday, at 2:00 p.m. in Palazzo Natta, Politecnico di Milano – Como Campus.
Behavioural methods for environmental economics
Giovanna d’Adda, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Behavioral economics is increasingly used to inform public policy and foster socially desirable outcomes. The seminar gives a brief overview of the main behavioral drivers of individual decisions, and focuses specifically on applications to the energy sector. Lines for future research in the field are discussed, including the role of information, feedback, social norms, and leadership.
Giovanna d’Adda obtained her PhD in Economics from Università Bocconi, with a thesis on the conservation of natural resources in developing countries. Her research focuses on the effect of social norms, leadership and non-monetary incentives on individual behavior, more particularly in the field of ethics and environment protection. She has a collaboration with Politecnico di Milano in the context of COBHAM research project (The role of consumer behaviour and heterogeneity in the integrated assessment of energy and climate policies), led by Massimo Tavoni.