Roberto ROSON

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Dipartimento di Economia
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Sede: San Giobbe
Centro Interdipartimentale "Scuola Interdipartimentale in Economia, Lingue e Imprenditorialità per gli Scambi Internazionali"
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Sede: Treviso - Palazzo San Paolo
 Roberto Roson

Curriculum Vitae

Updated May 2016

1. Personal Data

Born December 20th, 1963.

Work address:

  • Dipartimento di Economia, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Cannaregio 873 - I-30121 Venezia, Italy. Tel. +39-041-2349147 Fax 2349176.

  • Università Ca'Foscari, Sede di Treviso – S.Paolo. Riviera Margherita 78, 31100, Treviso, Italy. Tel. +39-0422-513742 Fax 513715.


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2. Educational and Professional Background

  • Laurea in Economia e Commercio (Bachelor in Economics) “cum laude”, University of Venice, 1987. Thesis awarded with the 1988 G.Leonardi Prize of the Italian Section of the Regional Science Association.

  • Ente “Luigi Einaudi” Grant, 1989.

  • Master of Social Science (MSocSc) in Economics, University of Umeå (Sweden), 1990.

  • Philosophy Doctor (Ph.D.) in Economics, University of Umeå (Sweden), 1994.

  • European Research Council (ERC) HCM Starting Grant, 1994.


  • HCM Visiting Fellow, Free University and Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands, August 1994 - February 1995.

  • Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Economics, University of Warwick, U.K., July 1995 and September 1996.

  • Visiting Fellow, Massey University, Palmerston North and MOTU, Wellington, New Zealand, August 2008.

  • World Bank, Development Economics Prospects Group (DECPG), Washington, U.S.A., February 2010 – April 2010.

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Barcelona, IEB, September 2011.

  • Special Visiting Professor, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Chiba, Japan. September 2014 – October 2014.

  • Visiting Professor, Universidad Mayor San Simon, Cochabamba, Bolivia, October 2014.

Positions at Ca’Foscari University - Venice

  • Cultore (Research Fellow), 1989.

  • Docente a contratto (Lecturer), 1990.

  • Ricercatore (Assistant Professor), 1991. Ricercatore Confermato, 1995.

  • Docente di corso a supplenza (Economia Politica, Politica Economica, Economia dei Trasporti, Economia Internazionale, Economia delle Telecomunicazioni, Economia e Politica Industriale, Competizione ed Antitrust, Economia Industriale Internazionale).

  • Professore Associato (Associate Professor) in Economia Applicata (Applied Economics), 2003.

  • Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale per Professore Ordinario in Economia Applicata e Politica Economica (National Scientific Qualification for Full Professorship in Applied Economics and Economic Policy), 2013.

Other Positions and Affiliations

  • Senior Research Affiliate, IEFE – Institute for Energy and Environmental Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, 2009.

Additional Teaching Activities

  • Doctorate in Economics and Business Sciences, Centre for Postgraduate Education and Research (CEPI-USFX), University San Francisco Xavier, Sucre and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, May 2005, May 2008.

  • EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics: "Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in Environmental and Resource Economics" Venice, June 25th - July 1st, 2006.

  • Doctorate in Applied Meteorology, University of Florence. Lecture on "Economic Vulnerability to Climate Change", September 2006.

  • Member of Ph.D. Examination Committee : Umeå University (2000), Venice International University (2006), Bologna University (2010), San Simon University Cochabamba (2014).

  • Lecture on “Impacts of Climate Change and Adaptation”, Bucharest, October 2007 and November 2008. Training Workshops of the CIR Project (Italy-Romania Cooperative Programme on Environment Research and Training).

  • Doctorate on “Climate Change Science and Management”, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Euro-Mediterrenean Centre for Climate Change Research. Member of the Teaching Staff and Management Board (until December 2008).

  • Scientific Methodology Workshop, Master in Project Management, Postgraduate Unit, San Simon University Cochabamba (2014).

  • Reading Seminars on Computational Economics, Ph.D. in Economics, Ca'Foscari University, Spring 2016.

  • IAERE Summer School, September 2016.

Association Membership

  • American Economic Association,

  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists,

  • Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists,

  • European Association of Research in Industrial Economics,

  • Società Italiana degli Economisti,

  • Società Italiana di Economia e Politica Industriale

  • Regional Studies Association.

4. Applied Research Projects

  • Freight Transport in the Italian Economy”, P.G.T. 1987, Italian Ministry of Transportation.

  • A Forecast of Economic Activities in the Po Valley”, Lombardia Risorse and Sistemi Operativi, 1992.

  • Freight Traffic Demand between Calabria and Sicily”, Sotecni and Sistemi Operativi, 1992.

  • Progetto Finalizzato “Trasporti 2”, Italian National Research Council (CNR), 1992-1994, 1996-1998.

  • TRENEN, Models for the study of TRansport, ENergy, and ENvironment policies”, JOULE II project, E.C., 1994.

  • The Market for Waterway Transport and the Environment in Italy”, Unione Navigazione Interna, 1994.

  • TRENEN II STRAN - Strategic Assessment of Transport Policies”, IV Framework Programme (Transportation), E.C., 1996.

  • High Speed Trains and the Competitiveness of the Italian Economy”, TAV s.p.a., 1996.

  • Quality Control and System Efficiency in Urban Transportation”, Autoritá per i Servizi Pubblici Locali del Comune di Roma, 1997.

  • Climate Change Policy and Modelling”, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 1998.

  • Infrastructure for a Sustainable Development” Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 1998.

  • Fiscal Reforms and New Social Policy” M.U.R.S.T., 1999.

  • CRITINC, Critical Assessment of Sustainable Natural Capital”, European Commission and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 1999.

  • Economic Conditions for Modal Shifting in Italy”, M.U.R.S.T., 2001.

  • GPCC – Global Policy for Climate Change”, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2002.

  • Ecological and Environmental Research Programme”, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 2003.

  • General Equilibrium Analysis of Agricultural Policy Reforms”, University of Genoa and M.U.R.S.T., 2003.

  • ENSEMBLES Integrated Project”, European Commission and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2004. Member of the Management Board.

  • PESETA - Projection of economic impacts of climate change in sectors of Europe based on bottom-up analyses”, JRC – Seville, 2006.

  • CIRCE Integrated Project”, European Commission and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, 2007. Member of the Management Board.

  • CIR - Italy-Romania Cooperative Program on Environment Research and Training”, European Commission and Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change Research, 2007.

  • EACC - Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change Study”, The World Bank, 2009.

  • ENCLIMOD – Environment and Climate Modeling”, IEFE – Bocconi University, 2009.

  • WASSERMed - Water Availability and Security in Southern EuRope and the Mediterranean”, Collaborative Project, European Commission and Euro-Mediterrenean Centre for Climate Change Research, 2010. Principal Investigator and Scientific Coordinator.

  • Development of a Modeling Framework in support of an Assessment of the Economic and Social Impacts of Climate Change in the Caribbean”, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), 2012.

  • Regional Initiative on Water Scarcity in the NENA Region”, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 2013.

  • EGEREP - The effect of geopolitical events on renewable energy policy: a comparative perspective”, Vigevani Research Project Prize, Ca'Foscari University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2013.

  • Sustainable Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity under a Changing Climate”, The World Bank, Development Economics Prospect Group, 2015.

  • A CGE Modeling Exercise for Water and Climate Change”, The World Bank, 2015.

  • SIM4NEXUS - Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe”, Horizon 2020 project, European Commission and IEFE, Bocconi University Milan, 2016.

5. Organization of Meetings, Conferences, Workshops

  • Transportation and General Equilibrium Models”, Venice, May 1993, sponsored by the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

  • Environment and Transport in Economic Modelling”, Venice, November 1995, sponsored by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and by Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.

  • Meeting of NECTAR Cluster 2, Mogliano Veneto, October 1998.

  • ENSEMBLES Workshop on “The Economic Drivers of Climate Change”, Venice, December 2008.

  • General Equilibrium Modelling of Climate and Energy Impacts and Policies: Recent Developments”, IEFE – Bocconi University, Milan, April 2011.

  • WASSERMed Final Conference, Bocconi University, Milan, February 2013.

  • IAERE School, Milan, September 2016.

  • Member of the Scientific Program Committee, 16th and 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (Shanghai 2013, West Lafayette (IN, USA) 2017).

6. Refereeing and Editing

Anonymous refereeing, and editing, for:

  • Aequilibrae (Editorial Board)

  • African Journal of Agricultural Research

  • Agricultural Water Management

  • American Economic Review

  • Asia-Pacific Development Journal

  • Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

  • Australasian Journal of Regional Studies

  • Challenges in Sustainability

  • Climate Change Economics

  • Climate Policy

  • Climatic Change

  • Contemporary Economic Policy

  • Ecological Economics

  • Economia e Politica Industriale

  • Economic Modeling

  • Economic Systems Research

  • Economic Theory

  • Empirical Economics

  • Energy Economics

  • Energy Policy

  • Environmental and Resource Economics

  • Environment and Development Economics

  • Environment, Development and Sustainability

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Review

  • European Environment

  • European Journal of Operational Research

  • Global NEST Journal

  • International Economics and Economic Policy

  • International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management

  • International Journal of Global Energy Issues

  • International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making

  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

  • International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics

  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

  • International Review of Law and Economics

  • Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control

  • Journal of Environmental Management

  • Journal of Regional Science

  • Journal of Transport Economics and Policy

  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

  • Natural Resources Forum

  • Networks and Spatial Economics (Editorial Board)

  • RAND Journal of Economics

  • Regional Environmental Change

  • Research in Economics - Ricerche Economiche

  • Resource and Energy Economics

  • Review of Economic Studies

  • Review of Industrial Organization

  • Review of Network Economics

  • Rivista Italiana degli Economisti

  • Science of the Total Environment (Guest Editor)

  • Sustainability (Guest Editor)

  • The Annals of Regional Science

  • The Energy Journal

  • Telecommunications Policy

  • Tourism Management

  • Urban Studies

  • Water Alternatives

  • Water Economics and Policy

  • Water Policy

  • Water Resources Management

  • Weather, Climate, and Society

  • World Development

several edited books (and conference proceedings)

Project and report evaluator for:

  • Austrian Climate and Energy Fund

  • AXA Research Fund

  • COST Association

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), U.K.

  • EPA Irish Environmental Protection Agency

  • European Commission (5th 6th and 7th Framework Programs, Horizon 2020)

  • French National Research Agency

  • Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

  • Leverhulme Trust
  • NWO The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
  • Regione Calabria

  • Research Promotion Foundation, Republic of Cyprus

  • Swiss National Science Foundation

  • Wellcome Trust