Simone Tagliapietra, an Italian citizen, joined Bruegel in April 2015. He is also Senior Researcher at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and Lecturer at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
He is an expert in international energy and climate issues, with a record of numerous publications covering the international energy markets, the European energy and climate policy and the Euro-Mediterranean energy relations, with a particular focus on Turkey.
He is the author of the books 'Energy Relations in the Mediterranean: A Political Economy Perspective' (Palgrave, 2017), 'The Future of European Gas Markets' (Claeys&Casteels, 2016), 'The Geoeconomics of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Renewable Energy' (Claeys&Casteels, 2013).
Before joining Bruegel he spent a year in Istanbul as Visiting Researcher at the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University. Previously, he also completed a traineeship at the Sustainable Energy Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva.
He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the European Energy Journal (EEJ) and a Senior Expert Member of the Euro-Med Economists Association (EMEA).
Born in 1988, he holds a PhD in Institutions and Policies from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
Simone speaks Italian, English and French.