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Jacopo Filippo Vignola

PhD student

Department of Economics

E: Jacopo.Vignola.1@city.ac.uk

Thesis title: (Provisional title) Designing a new market structure for electricity trading networks using the SMART technology

Supervisor: Dr Xeni Dassiou

Overview and research interests 

Jacopo's current research, which arises from a critical review of the current regulatory framework, seeks to design a common European market for supplying electricity in a sustainable green economy.

Taking into account the future implementation of smart meters and grids, it will be possible to revert one of the basic assumptions of current industrial economics, i.e. that the consumption curve cannot be drawn precisely on a real-time basis. This would allow us to redesign the market structure, the dispatching and pricing mechanism, seeking an equilibrium that is closer to the perfect competitive one.

Research interests

  • Regulatory economics
  • Power economics
  • Market design engineering


Jacopo has an MSc in Economic Regulation and Competition (2009-2010) from City University London, and a BSc in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University, Milan