Staff Profile:Dr Jacopo Torriti

Name:
Dr Jacopo Torriti
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
  • Module convener of Environmental Management and Assessment (CE3EMA)

External Responsibilities: 

  • Member of the British Institute of Energy Economics
  • Member of the Society for Risk Analysis
  • Visiting Research Fellow, University of Surrey
  • Defra Economic Advisory Panel
Areas of Interest:

Jacopo Torriti’s research work focuses on economic tools for energy policies, including cost-benefit analysis, impact assessment and the standard cost model. In recent years, his interests in risk analysis and economic appraisals have been integrated with work in specific areas of energy demand in the built environment, with emphasis on economic incentives and the timing of demand practices. Specific areas of work include: active occupancy curves in European residential buildings; conservation effects of smart meters; economic incentives for demand side response; the potential of demand side response under capacity mechanisms; the impacts of discrete demand side control applications in office buildings; willingness to pay for demand response programs; macroeconomic modeling for the liberalisation of EU energy markets; and penalties and rewards for the quality of energy supply in Italy.

Previous Employment:
Before joining the University of Reading in 2011, Jacopo Torriti held teaching and research positions at the London School of Economics, the University of Surrey, the European University Institute, the UK Government Sustainable Development Commission and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Research Awards:

  • 2013-2018 Co-Investigator, EPSRC/ESRC ‘Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand’, Total project value: £4,808,648 (Project value for University of Reading: £183,484)
  • 2010-2013 Co-Investigator , EPSRC project ‘Reshaping Energy Demand of Users by Communication Technology and Economic Incentives’, Project value for University of Surrey: £1,241,160
  • 2012-2013 Principal Investigator, TSB project ‘Assessing the Benefits of Demand Side Response Participation in a Capacity Market’, Total project value: £65,994 (Project value for University of Reading: £46,873)
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Qualifications:
PhD (Kings College London), MA (Kings College London), BSc Econ (Milan)
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Contact Details

Email:
j.torriti@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8196
Building:
311 Engineering

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