Simone Borghesi is Assistant Professor at the University of Siena. He received a Ph.D. in Economics at the European University Institute (2001) and a M.Sc. in Economics at University College London (1996). He has worked at the International Monetary Fund, Washington (1998), at the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, Milan (1999), as research associate at the University of Siena (2000-2004) and as Assistant Professor at the University of Pescara (2004-2008). In April 2012 he has been invited by the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, at the Workshop on Wellbeing and Sustainable Development, and at the United Nations at the High-Level Meeting on “Happiness and Wellbeing: Defining A New Economic Paradigm”. His main research areas are globalisation and sustainable development, European environmental policies, dynamic environmental models, game theoretical models.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. Ecological Economics, Ecological Modelling, Journal of Economic Surveys, Journal of Socio-Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Economic Modelling, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, International Journal of Global Energy Issues). In 2008 he has published with Alessandro Vercelli the book “Global Sustainability” (Palgrave-Macmillan, New York).