Chiara Lo Prete
Chiara Lo Prete joined the John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering as an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics in July 2014. Dr. Lo Prete studies the design and operations of electricity markets using quantitative methods at the intersection of economics, operations research and statistics. Current research focuses on cross-product manipulation in wholesale electricity markets, impact of state environmental policies on regional electricity markets, and market design to accommodate increasing renewable energy penetration. Her interdisciplinary work involves collaborations with scientists in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Economics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science and Statistics at Penn State and other academic institutions.
Before joining Penn State, Dr. Lo Prete was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University from 2012 to 2014. She earned a B.A. in Economics (summa cum laude) from LUISS University (Italy), a M.A. in Energy Economics from the Scuola Mattei (Italy), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.