Head of the Energy and Environment Policy Research Center 

Norberto Pighnatii

Norberto Pignatti holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Bologna (2007), a Master in Development, Innovation and Change from the University of Bologna, and a Laurea (M.A. equivalent) in Economics and Finance from the University of Bologna. He also received the Advanced Studies Certificate in International Economic Policy Research from the Kiel Institute of World Economics (Germany).

Before joining ISET resident faculty in 2009 he worked at the Development Centre of the OECD, at the World Bank and at the University of Bologna. He currently teaches Economics of Energy Markets, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Program Evaluation in the second year of ISET Master Program. His teaching portfolio includes also Public Economics, Development Economics, Economics of Transition, Labor economics and Principles of Econometrics. His research interests are Labor Economics (with a particular emphasis on labor markets of developing and transition countries), Sustainable Development and Policy Studies.




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Articles in refereed journals

Pignatti, N. (2012),“Gender Wage Gap Dynamics in a Changing Ukraine”, IZA Journal of Labor & Development 2012, 1:7 doi:10.1186/2193-9020-1-7 Published: 31 December 2012

Lehmann, H.F., Pignatti, N. and Wadsworth, J. (2006) “The Incidence and Cost of Job Loss in the Ukrainian Labor Market”, Journal of Comparative Economics, 2006, 34, 248-271.

Chapters in Books

Lehmann, H., Muravyev, A., Pignatti, N. and Zaiceva, A. (2012), “Worker Displacement in Russia and Ukraine: a Comparative Analysis using Micro Data”. In Tilman Brueck and Hartmut Lehman (Eds.), “The Economic and Social Consequences of Industrial Restructuring in Russia and Ukraine”, Palgrave.

Pignatti, N. (2011), “Labor Market Segmentation and Gender Wage Gap in Ukraine”, in A.G. Karasavvoglou (Ed.): "The Economies of the Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the Changed World", Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, UK.

Non-academic publications

Pignatti, N., Galdava, I. and Kelbakiani, G. (2014), “Expanding Access to Modern Energy Services in Transition Countries: the Republic of Georgia”, IAEE Energy Forum, 2nd quarter 2014, 21-22

Kelbakiani, G. and Pignatti, N. (2013), “Introducing Wind Generation as a Way to Reduce the Seasonal Volatility in Electricity Generation in Georgia”, IAEE Energy Forum, 4th quarter 2013, 37-39

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