I amĀ an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics in the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. My research applies microeconomics, optimization and statistics to the study of power systems and their environmental effects. I investigate reforms in electricity market design to face new challenges determined by the interactions between day-ahead energy markets and related financial positions, limits on fuel availability and growth of intermittent renewables. I also study power system responses to environmental policies and incentives that affect grid operations and investment in market environments.

Current work focuses on:

  • cross-product manipulation in electricity markets

  • state policy interactions with electricity markets

  • electricity market structure for wind energy integration

  • interdependent natural gas and electricity systems

Before joining Penn State, I was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University from 2012 to 2014. I earned a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from LUISS University, a M.A. in Energy Economics from the Scuola Mattei, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

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