Qualifica Ricercatore
Telefono 041 234 7668
E-mail luca.dicorato@unive.it
Sito web www.unive.it/persone/luca.dicorato (scheda personale)
Struttura Dipartimento di Economia
Sito web struttura: https://www.unive.it/dip.economia
Sede: San Giobbe

Research interests

My main research interests are in the fields of Real Options and Resource Economics. I have worked on contract design for the provision of environmental services, investment in flexible production systems, investment in renewable energy sources, forest conservation and foreign direct investment. I have recently focused on land allocative issues and auctions of procurement contracts and real assets.

Current position

Assistant professor, tenure-track (RTD-b, Applied Economics), Department of Economics, Cà Foscari University Venice.

Previous positions

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (RTD-b, Economics), Dipartimento Jonico, University of Bari, 02/2017 - 12/2018.

Docent in Economics, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2014 - 01/2017.

Assistant professor, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2010 - 10/2014.

Post-doc research fellow, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2008 - 10/2010.


2003 - 2008: PhD in Economics, University of York and University of Padova. Thesis: “Essays on information gathering and the use of natural resources”.

1995 - 2002: Laurea in Economics, Bocconi University, Milan.

Conference, workshops and seminars

2018: Real Options Conference (Dusseldorf, Germany), ASSET conference (Florence, Italy), DISEI, University of Florence (Florence, Italy).

2017: Christian-Albrechts-Universität (Kiel, Germany).

2016: ASSET (November, Thessaloniki, Greece), INRA-Trustee final meeting (October, Dijon, France), 13th Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare (Lund, Sweden), IAERE conference (Bologna, Italy).

2015: workshop “Taxes, Subsidies and Regulation in Dynamic Models", UniBS (Brescia, Italy), Conference on Economic Design, Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey), Agriculture for Development Conference (Uppsala, Sweden), IAERE conference, UniPD (Padova, Italy), AgriFood Economics Centre (Lund, Sweden).


2011: Best conference paper award at the 13th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, August 30 - September 2, for the paper “Optimal Conservation Policy under Imperfect Intergenerational Altruism”.

2009: “Levi Cases” Award (first prize) for PhD thesis in Environmental and Energy Economics, Centro Levi Cases, University of Padova.

Referee for:  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Economic Systems, Economics Bulletin, Energy Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, German Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Forestry Review, Journal of Economics, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, EAAE conference 2011 and 2014, IAERE conference 2015, Research Grants Council (Hong Kong).

For an updated version (in English) of my cv please have a look here.