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Dr Giorgio Castagneto Gissey
Office 302
UCL, Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
Greater London
Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 5978
  • Research Associate
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Giorgio is a Research Associate in Energy Storage Economics at the UCL Energy Institute. He specialises in EU electricity market modelling and policy. His current research interests relate to economic models and policies to incentivise electricity market agents to adopt energy storage technologies with the aim to improve the security, affordability, and sustainability of electricity supply.

Giorgio has a Ph.D. in Energy Economics and Financial Econometrics from Imperial College, where he was funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and a M.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics and International Finance from the University of Warwick. During his doctoral studies at Imperial, he published a series of papers. He devised a new method to calculate an ad-hoc dynamic pass-through rate of carbon prices into electricity prices by considering carbon intensity and thermal efficiency for the first time. He also led an international collaboration with La Sorbonne University (Paris, France) through which dynamic complex networks were introduced in energy markets analysis, showing that the technique represents a promising and valuable methodology to model both the impact of interconnectors and market coupling regulations, and to model the price integration of wholesale electricity markets in a given region of interconnected markets.

He previously worked at UCL as a Teaching Fellow in Economics and worked at the Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Giorgio joined the UCL Energy Institute in September 2015 as a Research Associate and is working on the EPSRC-funded project 'Realising Energy Storage Technologies in Low-carbon Energy Systems' (RESTLESS) as a Research Co-I. 

Giorgio has been member, speaker, session chair and member of the scientific programme committee in the international conferences of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) and the Royal Economic Society (RES).

In addition, he is a keen macroeconomist and financial economist. Aside from energy economics, he is very interested in the study of financial markets, especially international contagion during financial crises. Additional research interests are monetary economics, international macroeconomics, and high-frequency finance.

Teaching Summary

Giorgio currently supervises 3 M.Sc. students, 1 M.Res. student and 1 Ph.D. student. He has taught the following Masters and Bachelors courses at UCL:

-       Applied Econometrics

- Advanced Quantitative Methods

- Macroeconomics

- Economic Growth & Convergence

- Finance & Financial Management

He also held different teaching duties at Imperial College Business School between 2010-14, including Macroeconomics, Finance, Financial Management, and Managerial Economics at both Bachelor's and Master's levels.
2015 – 2017 Research Associate in Energy Economics UCL Energy Institute University College London, United Kingdom
2014 – 2015 Teaching Fellow in Economics UCL Economics & Business University College London, United Kingdom
2011 – 2013 Teaching Assistant in Economics and Finance Imperial College Business School Imperial College London, United Kingdom
2010 Research Assistant   Italian National Research Council, Italy
2006 Research Trainee Treasury Dept. Italian Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Italy
Academic Background
2014 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Economic Policy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
2010 MSc Master of Science (by research) – Economics University of Warwick
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