Tsani Stella

Position: Assistant Professor, University of Ioannina

Stella Tsani is Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Ioannina, Greece. She holds a PhD in Economics and Business from the University of Reading, UK. She is one of the 39 new members, first in Greece, selected on the grounds of the excellence of their scientific research and the demonstrated societal engagement to join the Global Young Academy in June 2022 for a tenure of five years. She acts as a representative at the Euro-Mediterranean Forum of Institutes of Economic Sciences (FEMISE). She is invited expert member of the foresight group, coordinated by Plan Bleu, on the Mediterranean basin “MED 2050” project. She coordinates the projects “Energy governance for sustainable development” funded by the EEA grants and “Structural capacities for tackling wicked problems” (Erasmus+). She acts as invited scientific advisory board member in the START2030 project funded by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and in the Life Beware project. She has been selected twice as expert member of the Body of Knowledge as well as mentor and trainer for the Cross-KIC (EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Climate, EIT Raw Materials) initiative “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”. She has acted as expert proposal evaluator for the French National Research Agency and reviewer for the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. She is the lead editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Politics and Economics of Natural Resources. She has more than 10 years of professional experience with multi-sectoral networks across the knowledge triangle and has participated in more than 35 projects funded by national and international bodies (European Commission, World Bank, Bank of Greece, Ministry of the Environment of Cyprus, etc.). She applies  in her work economic methods and tools to address questions related to sustainable development, public policy assessment, sovereign wealth management (Sovereign Wealth Funds), natural resources with focus on renewables, hydrocarbons and water, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, institutions, labour markets, technology innovation, economy energy and environmental modelling and scenario analysis. Her publications appear in leading economics peer reviewed journals (Economics letters, Economic Modelling, Energy Economics, Environmental Science and Policy, Business Strategy and the Environment, Economic Systems, Resources Policy, etc.) and in edited volumes. She contributes to the public dialogue and science communication with publications in the media and with participation in public dissemination events.

Dr Stella Tsani is also Senior Researcher at ICRE8 and the Head of the Department of Energy, Economic Policy and Regional Cooperation at ICRE8 and SDSN Greece.


Past Projects

  • Green growth and win-win strategies for sustainable climate action (GREEN-WIN), European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (2015-2018).
  • Modelling support in relation to the new reference scenario as well as policies on energy efficiency and renewable energies, European Commission, DG ENER (2015).
  • Study on actual GHG data for diesel, petrol, kerosene and natural gas. European Commission, DG ENER (2015).
  • Economy wide analysis-Romania, World Bank (2015).
  • Advanced model development and validation for improved analysis of costs and impacts of mitigation policies (ADVANCE), European Commission, DG Research (2014-2016).
  • Study assessing the employment and social impact of energy efficiency, European Commission, DG Energy (2014).
  • GEM-E3 model developments and data documentation, European Commission, DG Research (2014).
  • Macroeconomic development in Catalonia in horizon 2030. Assessing the effects of possible secession from Spain, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (2013-2015).
  • GEM-E3 model update and secondary income distribution data, model developments and data documentation, European Commission, DG Research (2013-2014).
  • GEM-E3 model definition for the study on energy prices and costs, European Commission, DG Research (2013).
  • Social impact policy analysis of technological innovation challenges (SIMPATIC), European Commission, DG Research (2013).
  • Macroeconomic volatility and fiscal policy in resource rich countries, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus (2012-2014).
  • World Input-Output database: Construction and applications (WIOD), European Commission, DG Research (2012).
  • Framework contract for long-range energy modelling for the period up to 2050, European Commission, DG Research (2011-2014).
  • Assessment of climate change mitigation pathways and evaluation of the robustness of mitigation cost estimates (AMPERE), European Commission, DG Research (2011-2012).
  • Development of methods and tools for evaluation of research (DEMETER), European Commission, DG Research (2011).
  • Biomass role in achieving the climate change and renewables EU policy targets. Demand and supply dynamics under the perspective of stakeholders-Biomass futures, European Commission, DG Research (2011).
  • Model based assessment of EU energy and climate change policies for post-2012 regime, European Commission, DG Research (2011).
  • Prospective analysis for the Mediterranean Region (MEDPRO), Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities Programme of DG Research of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Research Programme (2010-2013).
  • Caspian basin approach to oil funds in the face of the global financial crisis: challenges, predictability and recommendations for the way forward, Revenue Watch Institute, USA (2008-2010).
  • Further developments in applied general equilibrium energy and climate policy modelling (CEPAM), European Commission, DG Research (2008).
  • Energy outlook for the South East Europe, Institute of Energy for South-East Europe (2007-2009).
  • Sectoral emission reduction potentials and economic costs of climate change (SERPEC), European Commission, DG Research (2006).
  • Modelling of energy technologies prospective in a general and partial equilibrium framework (MENGTECH), European Commission, DG Research (2006).
  • Modelling R&D for sustainable development. R and D for SD, European Commission, DG Research (2005).



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