IAERE Young Environmental Economist Award 2023

The 2023 IAERE Young Environmental Economist Award was awarded ex-equo to:

Francesco ScottiFrancesco Scotti
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics

Paper: Demand pull and technology push environmentalinnovation: a policy mix analysis on EU ETS and EU Cohesion Policy


Motivation: The paper proposes an original analysis on the interplay between technology-push and demand-pull policies and it discusses the way through which such policy mix has directed technological change towards environmental goals.


Marco Quatrosi


Marco Quatrosi
University of Palermo and SEEDS - Sustainability Environmental Economics and Dynamics Studies

Paper: Using random forests to predict subjective well-being in OECD regions

Motivation: the paper unveils, by means of an original statistical methodology, the multiple causalities between well-being and different drivers, including the role of linkages in the social network individuals are exposed to. A significant policy advice arises for setting the rules of better targeted social welfare-oriented actions.


The Award was announced at the Eleventh IAERE Annual Conference - 23-24 February 2023, Naples.