Silvia Pianta






I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment and a Visiting Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.


My research focuses on environmental policy and politics. In my work, I investigate the determinants of environmental attitudes and behaviors, climate policy preferences, public attention to climate change, and the impact of environmental change on political behavior. In my empirical work, I employ quasi-experimental designs and survey experiments, combining administrative data, spatial data, surveys, and web-scraped datasets. I also work on bridging empirical research and climate mitigation modeling, focusing on how to incorporate insights from social and political science in the modeling of climate mitigation pathways.


I received my Ph.D. in Public Policy from Bocconi University in February 2021. In 2021-2022, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. From February to August 2018, I was Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, working at the Behavioral Science for Policy Lab.


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