Oct 2019 – Ongoing

Ph.D. in Economics – XXXV Cycle International Doctoral Program jointly held by the Universities of Firenze, Pisa & Siena 

Sep 2015 – Oct 2018

Master’s degree in Environment and Development Economics

University of Siena

Thesis title: “Ecosystem Services evaluation and commercial application of the algal biomass: the case study of Orbetello Lagoon”

Sep 2011 – Jul 2015

Bachelor’s degree in Management

University of Foggia

Thesis title: “Towards a low carbon energy system: the role of energy efficiency”



Research interest


  • Sustainable Development; Inclusive wealth; Economic growth; Sustainable growth; Economic of Biodiversity; Well-being measures and indicators; Applied Economics
  • Ecosystem services evaluation, natural capital accounting and environmental assessment and policies
  • Circular economy and waste management
  • Innovation and sustainable food system


Currently working on: the role of social and natural capital as key determinants of sustainable prosperity



Basili, M., Di Gennaro, V., Ferrini, S. (2021, forthcoming). “Let the citizens speak: an empirical economic analysis of domestic organic waste for community composting in Tuscany”. Journal of Cleaner Production


Work in progress

Di Gennaro, V. “Economic productivity and subject well-being: an applied analysis at local level”


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