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Simone Tagliapietra

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment


Professor Tagliapietra is Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment, SAIS Europe; Senior Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan, Italy; Research Fellow, Bruegel, Brussels, Belgium; and Lecturer, Catholic University, Milan, Italy. He also holds the position of Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Milan, and Non-resident Fellow at the Payne Institute of the Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Board, European Energy Journal (EEJ), Deventer, The Netherlands, as well as Senior Expert Member of the Euro-Med Economists Association (EMEA), Barcelona, Spain. He is an expert in international energy and climate issues, with a record of numerous publications covering the international energy markets, the European energy and climate policy, and the Euro-Mediterranean energy relations. PhD, Catholic University of Milan.

Selected publications include: Energy in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities, with M. Hafner and L. De Strasser, Springer, Berlin (2018); The Politics and Economics of Eastern Mediterranean Gas, Claeys&Casteels, Deventer (2017); The European Gas Markets: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead, with M. Hafner, Palgrave Macmillan, London (2017); Energy Relations in the Euro-Mediterranean. A Political Economy Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan, London (2017); The European Gas Markets. A Balancing Act Between Decarbonisation and Security of Supply, with M. Hanfer, Claeys&Casteels, Deventer (2016); The Globalization of Natural Gas Markets. New Challenges and Opportunities for Europe, with M. Hafner, Claeys&Casteels, Deventer (2013); The Geoeconomics of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Renewable Energy, Claeys&Casteels, Deventer (2012); A New EU Gas Security of Supply Architecture, with J. M. Glachant, M. Hafner, J. De Jong, N. Ahner, Claeys&Casteels, Deventer (2012).



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European Parliament, flexing muscle, rejects France’s commission nominee.

Simone Tagliapietra quoted in The New York Times, 10/10

Estimating the cost of capital for wind energy investments in Turkey.

Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote for ScienceDirect, 5/16

New EU industrial policy can only succeed with focus on completion of single market and public procurement.

Adjunct Professor of Energy Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Bruegel, 3/18

An opportunity for natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

Adjunct Professor of Energy Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in Financial Times, 3/7

The next decade of European energy transition.

Simone Tagliapietra interviewed on Bruegel Backstage podcast, 2/27

The role of international institutions in fostering sub-Saharan Africa’s electrification.

Adjunct Professor of Energy Resources and Environment Simone Tagliapietra wrote in ScienceDirect, 2/4