eni Chair in Energy Markets
||The study and analysis of energy markets is strengthened at Università Bocconi thanks to the agreement with eni that finances the eni Chair in Energy Markets, which has been assigned to Michele Polo, Professor of Economics, Director of IEFE, and IGIER Fellow. His research interests include industrial economics, antitrust and regulation with a focus on network industries and energy sectors.
Eni is a strategic partner of Bocconi since 2007, when it financed, among other things, the chair dedicated to strategic management in the energy industry.
The commitment of Bocconi to the energy sector, a fundamental asset for the competitive development of Italy, is displayed in both teaching (e.g., the courses in energy economics, environmental economics and industrial organization, as well as the Mager---the Master in Green Management, Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility) and in research. The IEFE research center promotes the analysis of the energy chain and the gas and electricity markets, of local public services, and of environmental sustainability from an economics and management perspective.
In the twin role of IEFE director and holder of the eni Chair in Energy Markets, professor Polo will develop teaching and research initiatives related to the evolution of energy markets and energy policies, as well as to environment and climatic changes.
“The themes of the energy markets and the environment are today of fundamental importance for the growth of our country and for the design of economic policies. The evolution of the electricity market, with the growing weight of renewable sources, asks for the revision of the entire structure of the sector and sees Italy in line with the objectives set by Europe. The links between energy markets, the environment and climatic changes also represent a challenge in the global balances to which we can participate with the contribution of ideas,” explains Polo.
The Inaugural Lecture of the eni Chair in Energy Markets has been held on October 1, 2012. To see the program of the event, click here.