Professor Giovanni Baiocchi is an applied environmental economist. Giovanni’s main research looks at the global and local impact of economic activity, including trade, urbanization, diets, mobility, and lifestyles. He has published a wide range of interdisciplinary research in international multidisciplinary journals such as Science, Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, Ecological Economics, Journal of Industrial Ecology, and Computational Economics.

Giovanni was a lead author for the IPCC 5th Assessment for Working Group III and a contributor for the 6th, focusing on the drivers, trends, and mitigation of climate change. He is an Executive Editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production, which ranks at No. 1 in the category of Sustainable Development by Google Scholar Metrics. He has been evaluating projects for the UN's IPCC on climate-relevant research in topics such as living soils, biodiversity, regenerative viticulture, agroforestry, water management and terrestrial carbon cycle to support early-career scientists from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental and Ecological Economics
  • Computational Economics
  • Footprints and Other Assessment Types
  • Sustainable Lifestyles
  • Spatial Data Science and Visualization
  • Computational Economics


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics University of York, UK
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics, Virginia Tech University
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Economics, Italy
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GEOG601 The Nature and Practice of Science Fall 2023

Related Students (Listed by Student on Student's Profile)

  • Shuyu Jin
  • Wen Qi
 Giovanni Baiocchi
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Department of Geographical Sciences
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Office Hours
Fridays 14:00 - 16:00 and by appointment (email: baiocchi(at)