Staff Profile:Dr Jacopo Torriti

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

External Responsibilities: 

  • Defra Economic Advisory Panel

  • International Association for Energy Economics

  • Visiting Fellow, University of Surrey

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 dynamic pricing, Time of Use tariffs, occupancy patterns, capacity mechanisms, demand side controllers and liberalisation in EU energy markets.

Career Path:
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. He obtained a PhD from King's College London, a Master in European Studies from King's College London and a Laurea in Economics from Università di Milano.

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)
  • 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)
  • 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

Research groups / Centres:

Innovative and Sustainable Technologies (IST)

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Postdoctoral and graduate student supervision:

Dr Richard Hanna

Mitchell Curtis

Yusuf Ibraheem

Amish Poonyth

Mary Pothitou

PhD (Kings College London), MA (Kings College London), BSc Econ (Milan)
JT_Better Business Regulation in a Risk Society
Dr Jacopo Torriti photo

Contact Details

+44 (0) 118 378 8196
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