CEIS Researchers

Alessandro PALMA

Affiliation: CEIS - University of Tor Vergata

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5621

Web page: https://sites.google.com/view/alessandropalma/home


Alessandro joined the Centre for Economic and International Studies in 2016. He received a PhD in Economics and a MSc at the University of Roma Tre under the supervision of Prof. Valeria Costantini and Prof. Anil Markandya. He was Visiting at the Chair of Economics and Management of Innovation (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland) and Guest Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao (Spain).
Before joining CEIS, Alessandro worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the IEFE-Bocconi (2015) and at the Department of Economics of Roma Tre University (2014), where he also served as a teach assistant in Environmental Economics, Energy Economics and Econometrics for master students. He collaborates with different national and international institutions (United Nations, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of the Economy and Finance etc.).
Alessandro's research interests include empirical and quantitative analysis in environmental, health and energy economics.


  • Asfaw S., Pallante G., Palma A. (2017). Diversification strategies and adaptation deficit: evidence from rural communities in Niger. World Development (forthcoming).
  • Asfaw S., Cattaneo A., Pallante G., Palma A. (2017). Improving the Efficiency Targeting of Malawi's Farm Input Subsidy Programme: Big Pain, Small Gain? Food Policy (forthcoming).
  • Marin G., Palma A.(2017). Technology invention and adoption in residential energy consumption. Energy Economics, Vol. 66, pp. 85-98.
  • Costantini V., Crespi F., Palma A. (2017). "Characterizing the policy mix and its impact on eco-innovation: A patent analysis of energy-efficient technologies". Research Policy (in press).
  • Barbieri N., Palma A. (2016). "Mapping energy-efficiency technological advances in home appliances". Energy Efficiency Journal.
  • Markandya A., Antimiani A., Costantini V., Martini C., Palma A., Tommasino M.C. (2015), “Analyzing Trade-offs in International Climate Policy Options: The Case of the Green Climate Fund", World Development, Elsevier, vol. 74(C), 93-107.
  • Marin G., Palma A. (2015), "Technology invention and diffusion in residential energy consumption. A stochastic frontier approach", SEEDS Working paper Series 14/2015.
  • Costantini V., Crespi F., Palma A. (2015), "Characterizing the policy mix and its impact on eco-innovation in energy-efficient technologies", SEED Working Paper Series 11/2015.
  • Book chapter. “Policy Inducement Effects in Energy Efficiency Technologies. An Empirical Analysis on the Residential Sector”, in Ansuategi A., Delgado J., Galarraga I., (Eds.), Green Energy and Efficiency. An Economic Perspective, Springer.

Events & Presentations

  • 22 October 2015 - INGENIO Seminar. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain).

Research Programs & Projects

  • "Climate change in the Mediterranean area: scenarios, economic impacts, mitigation policies and technological innovation" (PRIN)
  • HERON project (Horizon 2020)