Family name: Fontini
First names: Fulvio
Date of birth: 01/07/1970
Civil status: Married, 1 son, 1 daughter
Work: Dipartimento Di Scienze Economiche
Universitą di Padova.
Via del Santo 33, 35125, Padova, Italia.
2011 – now:
Seconded National Expert, Electricity Department, ACER, Agency for
Coordination of Energy Regulators, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Responsible for
Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms (CRMs) and Renewable Energy Sources
(RES-E) market integration.
2004 – now (on leave): Professor of Economics (Professore Associato) at the University of Padua, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Economics; teaching i) Principles of Economics; ii) Financial Economics.
2. Key qualifications:
He has been the project leader of the 2-years University of Padua interdisciplinary research project on renewable energy sources entitled "Investing in Renewables: costs, values and efficiency", involving 9 researchers, awarded by the University of Padua with a 43.000 Ř research grant
He is an
appointed member of the Seminar Committee, and of
the “Senior Visiting Fellowship” Committee, both at the Department of
Economics. In the past, he was the director of the “Marco Fanno”
series of the Economics Department.
He was the
Chief Scientific and Operational
Officer of the Regione
Basilicata-GSE joint working group in charge
Regione Basilicata Energy and Environmental Plan (approved by Giunta
Regionale in April 2009), managing a staff of 11 people.
He has done consultancy activity for public bodies and private enterprises, including AEEG (Italian Authority for Energy and Gas) and Autoritą per il Controllo e la Qualitą dei Servizi Pubblici Locali del Comune di Roma (Rome City Authority for the Control and Evaluation of Local Public Services).
From March 2000 to June 2001 he was appointed as the Economics and Environmental Policy Technical Advisor of the Italian Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
He has been endowed with several research grants. The most recent (last 3 years) are: Uncertainty and ambiguity in energy and environmental markets (Univ. of Padua res. Grant n.60A15-2225/10); Ambiguity and the value of investments in the economics of renewable energy sources ( 60A15-5751/09); Risk heterogeneity and ambiguity in financial markets (60A15-5745/08). Currently he participates to the PRIN research project 2007MCKEYA_002 entitled Social learning, information cascades and asset markets under risk and ambiguity, coordinated by prof. John hey. He is an evaluator for international and national research projects.
He has been teaching the course of Incentives and Financing Systems for Renewable Energies at the ENEA Master in Economics and Engineering of Renewable Sources, Trisaia (MT), Italy. He has also taught the following courses: Principles of Economics; Environmental Economics; International Regulation and the Environment, at the University of Florence. Moreover, he has been giving several lectures at the Ph.D School in Economics of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and at the University of Siena.
He has supervised Ph.D candidates at the Ph.D program in Real Estate Appraisal and Management Engineering, University of Padua (candidate: Lorenzo Paloscia), Public Finance, University of Pavia (external supervisor – candidate: Lucia Vergano), and has been appointed as a member of the Ph.D Evaluation Committee of the University of York - University of Padua Joint Ph.D. Program (candidate: Luca Di Corato).
Has been invited to presenta lecture on “Ambiguity, the Precautionary Principle and Climate Change” at the Conference on Ambiguity, Uncertainty, and Climate Change held at the University of California, Berkeley, in September 2009.
He has presented papers in several conferences; the most recent are the f ourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, Montreal, (2010), the International Energy Workshop, Venice, (2009), the 9° Italian Energy Summit, Milan, (2009), the 1° Workshop NERI (2009), the European Energy Market 08 Conference, Lisbon (2008), the IAEE 08 Conference, Istanbul (2008), the 3rd Atlantic Workshop on Energy and Environmental Economics, Vigo, Spain (2008), the XVI conference AISSEC (2007), the XV Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economist EAERE 07 (2007), the MEC XI International Utilities Forum (2007).
He is a referee for Ecological Economics, Public Choice, Metroeconomica, Annals of Operational Research, International Economic Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Energy Policy.
His main research interests are i) Energy Economics, in particular energy markets regulation, energy policy evaluation and renewable energy markets analysis; ii) Decision Theory under Ambiguity, with main focus on the application of Choquet Expected Utility theory to environmental economics, financial markets and game theoretic settings.
3. Membership of professional bodies:
Member of SIE, EAERE, STOREP, AIEE
4. Education and past academic and working experiences:
He holds a Ph. D. in Economics conferred by the University of Siena in the year 2000, a Master of Science in Economics conferred by UCL in the year 1996 and a Bachelor (Laurea) conferred by “La Sapienza” University of Rome in the year 1995. He has been visiting the Department of Economics of the Universität des Saarlandes from September 1998 to march 1999.
He has worked for the Trieste branch of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro as an Employee under the internal training program for managerial positions from 01/03/1997 to 01/09/1997. From 01/09/1997 to 01/03/1998 he held a research contract at ISTAT (Italian National Statistical Institute) and from 2000 to 2001 at the Department of Economics of the University of Siena. In November 2001 he was appointed full-time researcher at the University of Florence, Department of Economics. He moved to Padua in December 2004.
5. Language skills:
Italian (native speaker), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (working knowledge), Portuguese (working knowledge).