Luca Taschini

Former Associate Professorial Research Fellow, LSE

Luca Taschini

Luca is an economist, working at the intersection of environmental economics, energy markets, and industrial organisation. His current research projects include work on market-based instruments and climate finance.


Luca completed his formal training in economics in Italy. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich. He is also an alumnus of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (MIT) and is a visiting scholar at the Research Center for Sustainability Science, Ritsumeikan University in Japan.

Research interests

  • Permits market design, price manipulation and participation restrictions;
  • System linking and networking;
  • Investment decisions under uncertainty;
  • Energy economics;
  • Real options;
  • Experimental markets for emission permits.

Prospective PhD students

Luca welcomes enquiries from prospective PhD students with shared interests, and strong backgrounds in economics and statistics.
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Research articles


Working papers

Policy publications