Chiara Lo Prete joined Penn State as an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics in July 2014. Her research focuses on strategic interactions and price formation in multi-settlement wholesale electricity markets, market design of electric distribution networks, and evaluation of environmental policies in the electricity sector.
Before joining Penn State, Dr. Lo Prete was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment. She earned a B.A. in Economics from LUISS University (Rome, Italy), a M.A. in Energy Economics from the Scuola Mattei (Milan, Italy), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Prior to returning to academia to pursue her Ph.D., Dr. Lo Prete worked for the energy company Eni, where she focused on the analysis of energy and environmental policies for the electric power, natural gas and automotive sectors in Europe and the United States.