Edilio Valentini is Professor of Public Economics at the Department of Economics of the University “G. D’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara where he teaches courses in Public Economics, Public Finance and Environmental Economics and Regulation. His main research areas are public economics, environmental economics and regulatory economics. He has published articles in several academic journals, such as Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, the BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Economics Letters and Journal of Public Economic Theory. He is member of the IAERE (Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), and board member and co-founder of NERI (Network on the Economics of Regulation and Institutions). He holds a MSc in Economics from the University of York (UK) and a PhD in Economics and Institutions from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.