Massimo Filippini has held a dual professorship in public economics and energy economics at the ETH Zurich and the University of Lugano since October 1999. He is member of the Center for Economic Research at ETH Zurich (CER-ETH) and director of the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) at ETH Zürich. Professor Filippini was born in 1963. He studied economics at the University of Zurich, where he also received his doctorate. He has been a research fellow at the Economics Department of Harvard University and visiting researcher at the University of York, University of British Columbia and at the John F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. He completed the requirements for his postdoctorate degree "Habilitation" at the University of Zurich in 1996. In 2003 he was given the title of a Professor (Titularprofessor) in economics at the University of Zurich. Professor Filippini´s main research areas are the empirical analysis of energy demand, the economics of energy efficiency, the regulation and deregulation of the energy markets, the measurement of the productive efficiency of public firms, fiscal federalism and the empirical analysis of the demand for drugs. Massimo Filippini is member of several editorial boards and has published several books and book chapters and more than fifty articles in peer-reviewed journals on the following subjects: energy economics and policy, transport economics, health economics, and the economics of public services.