Short CV/Education and training

  • Nadia is an experienced researcher on economic, finance and policy aspects of climate change and related energy issues. Her research investigates questions related to financial aspects of low-carbon investments and she has been awarded an ERC starting grant (LINKS) focusing on the role of climate finance to meet the Paris goals (2019-2024). Nadia is also bringing research insights into policymaking and practical experience to bear upon academic studies. Her research supported the work at several international public policy organisations, including the OECD, the European Commission and the Global Green Growth Institute.


  • 2012
    PhD, Business Administration, Polytechnic University of Marche (ITA) co-tutorship of a doctoral thesis University of California, Berkeley (US)

    Thesis: “Design of Innovative Financing Model for Renewable Deployment: PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy)”. Property Assessed Clean Energy [PACE] Financing Model: energy efficiency and solar energy financing plan that permit installation of clean energy systems on residences with no up-front costs.

    Award: Named by Scientific American as the #1 World Changing Idea of 2009

  • 2008
    MSc, Economy and Strategic Management (with distinction), Polytechnic University of Marche (ITA)

  • 2005
    BSc, Economics (with distinction), Polytechnic University of Marche (ITA)

Selected publications

  • Ameli N., P. Drummond, S. Bisaro, M. Grubb, H. Chenet (2020) “Climate finance and disclosure for institutional investors: why disclosure is not enough”, Climatic Change

  • Ameli N., M. Pisu and D. M. Kammen (2017) “Can the US keep the PACE? A Natural Experiment in Accelerating the Growth of Solar Electricity”, Applied Energy 191 (2017) 163–169. Featured in Science

  • Ameli N., N. Brandt (2015) “Determinants of households' investment in energy efficiency and renewables – Evidence from the OECD survey on household environmental behaviour and attitudes”, Environmental Research Letters 10 (2015) 044015

  • Ameli N., D. M. Kammen (2014), “Innovations in Financing that Drive Cost Parity for Long-term Energy Sustainability: An Assessment of Italy, Europe’s Fastest Growing Solar Energy Market”, Energy for Sustainable Development 19, 130-137

  • Ameli N., D. M. Kammen (2012), “Clean Energy Deployment: Addressing Financing Cost”, Environmental Research Letters 7 (2012) 034008

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • LINKS is an ERC funded project (Sep 2019 – Aug 2024) focusing on the role of the financial system to boost the low-carbon transition hosted at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Since 2019 Associate member, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

  • Since 2018 Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment

  • Since 2014 Lindau Alumni (Lindau Nobel Laureate Economics)

  • Since 2012 Associate member, Marie Curie Fellows Association “Researchers without frontiers”

  • Since 2011 Associate member, International Association Energy Economics (IAEE); Italian Association Energy Economics (AIEE)

  • Since 2009 Alumni and Associate member, the Renewable Energy and Appropriate Laboratory, UC Berkeley


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