Emanuele Massetti

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
Office Location:
DM Smith 202


Emanuele Massetti is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches Introduction to Statistics (undergraduate), Environmental Economics (graduate) and Cost-Benefit Analysis (graduate and undergraduate).

Emanuele is a CESifo Research Network Affiliate, and Affiliate Researcher at the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC).

He holds a PhD in Economics from Catholic University of Milan, a MSc in Economics from University College London and a MA in Economics from Brown University. In 2011-2013 Emanuele was Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

His main research interests are in Environmental, Energy and Agricultural Economics and he is one of the authors of WITCH, an Integrated Assessment Model to study optimal climate mitigation policies. His research work now focuses on methods to estimate impacts of and adaptation to climate change.

Emanuele has worked as consultant for the EBRD, the OECD, the UNDP and the UNEP. In 2011-2014 he was Lead Author for the Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC.


  • PhD, Catholic University of Milan, Economics


Research Fields:
  • Energy, Climate and Environmental Policy


  • PUBP-3120: Stat Analysis-Pub Policy
  • PUBP-3600: Sustain,Tech & Policy
  • PUBP-6120: Policy Cost Ben Analysis
  • PUBP-6312: Economics-Environ Polcy
  • PUBP-8205: Adv Research Methods II

Recent Publications

Journal Articles


Working Papers

  • Is Western European Agriculture Resilient to High Temperatures?
    In: CESIfo Working Paper No. 7286
    Date: November 2018

    We estimate a Ricardian model of Western European agricultural land values using farm-level data. We model the effect of temperature on land values using a flexible specification of daily mean temperature to test if there are temperature threshold effects. Results indicate that there are no temperature thresholds beyond which agricultural land values suddenly drop. The results are robust to alternative model specifications. Adaptation explains why a smooth aggregate response function is compatible with sharply non-linear crop yield functions. With adaptation, the effect of warming on Western European agriculture is likely to be smooth.

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