Massimo Filippini is a Full Professor in Economics and has a joint professorship at the ETH Zürich and the Università della Svizzera Italiana since October 1999. He is director of the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) at ETH Zürich, member of the Center for Economic Research at ETH Zürich (CER-ETH), coordinator of the network “Empirical Methods in Energy Economics” (EMEE) and a member of the board of Country Representatives of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). He has also been the President of the Swiss Association for Energy Economics (SAEE).
He studied economics at the University of Zürich, where he also received his doctorate. Massimo Filippini has been a visiting scholar at MIT (Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change) and at the Harvard University (John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard) and visiting researcher at the Harvard University (Economics department), University of York (Centre for Health Economics), University of British Columbia (Center for Transportation Studies).
Professor Filippini’s main fields of specialization are: energy economics and policy, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, and public economics. His main areas of research are the economics of energy efficiency, energy and development, empirical analysis of energy demand, regulation and deregulation of the energy markets, productivity and efficiency analysis of firms, as well as evaluation of energy policy instruments. Massimo has published several books, book chapters, and more than 90 articles in top field and field peer-reviewed journals.