Associate Professor Alessandro Tavoni

Alessandro Tavoni is an environmental and behavioural economist based at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Research Institute, where he leads the Changing Behaviour Research Programme. In addition to his Associate Professor position at LSE, he is also an Associate Researcher at FEEM, a member of
the LSE Behavioural Science Hub, as well as a member of the Simon Levin Laboratory at Princeton

University and an International Fellow of the Sogang Experimental Economics Laboratory in Korea. Alessandro’s research spans several topics in environmental economics, primarily related to overcoming behavioural and political economy barriers to cooperation in the climate commons. This is tackled through
a combination of game theory models, laboratory experiments, surveys and simulations, in an effort to shed light on the potential solutions to environmental dilemmas. Particular attention is given to the role of tipping points in catalysing cooperation.

This work has been published in leading journals in both economics and the natural sciences, such as the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Affiliation: London School of Economics and Political Science

Research interests: Climate Change, Environment, Development Economics