PhD Candidate in Economics
Università della Svizzera italiana
Alessandra Motz is researcher and PhD candidate in economics at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE), and Project Manager for the energy branch of the Observatory for Public Finance and Energy (O-FPE). Her research interests lie in demand-side analyses of energy consumptions, as well as in the transition to a low-carbon economy for Switzerland in light of the evolution of the European energy market. Within the O-FPE observatory, she is in charge of monitoring the Swiss wholesale and retail market for electricity within the European context, to the benefit of the local government and stakeholders. She is also conducting dissemination activities among the general public on the the ecological and economic impact of electricity production and consumption, and on the importance of knowledge and awareness on these topics in shaping citizens' preferences. Before joining the IRE, Alessandra worked for six years as a researcher and consultant at REF-E (Milan), providing specialized services to companies and institutions dealing with energy markets, and focussing on the dynamics and regulation of wholesale markets for gas in Italy and in Europe.