Antonello Lobianco's general Curriculum Vitae

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Antonello Lobianco
Born 1975, male, Italian.
Married, two three kids (2015 and 2017.. and 2018)
Forest and agricultural Economist
Research Engineer @ AgroParisTech
Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA - ex Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière)
14 Rue Girardet, 54100 Nancy, France


Research areas

  • Forest sector climate change mitigation potential
  • Forest managers climate change adaptation strategies
  • Forest and forest sector dynamics
  • Political economy in the intersections between agricultural, rural development, forest and environmental domains
  • Linkage between social simulation, spatial dimension and biophysical environment
  • Common Agricultural Policy and distributional issues (past)
  • Knowledge transfer and informal learning in the agricultural domain (past)


  • Agent-based simulations and partial equilibrium models
  • Mathematical programming (LP, MIP, NL,..)
  • Markowitz (1952) mean-variance model
  • Markov transition forest matrix models
  • Carbon flow and stocks modelling
  • Using distance learning, social networks and community of practices for Knowledge transfer

General academic skills

  • Teaching at graduate level
  • Preparation (i.e. fundraising) and participation in international research projects
  • Technical and computer competences:
    • Julia language programming
    • C++ programming and GUI programming using the Qt toolkit
    • GIS usage and scripting (Grass/QGis/ArcGis), spatial analysis
    • Mathematical programming libraries and related software (GLPK, Ipopt, ADOL-C, ColPack, Pyomo, JuMP)
    • Statistical and mathematical packages (GAMS, GRETL, TSP…)
    • Install and administer LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySql/PHP|Phyton|Perl) servers
    • Install, personalise and administer Content Management Systems (e.g. Drupal), Course Management Systems (e.g. Moodle), Collaboration platform (NextCloud, LibreOffic Online), team computation environments (RStudio Server, JupiterHub)
    • Advanced spreadsheet usage (Excel, OpenOffice Calc)
    • Scripting/macro languages (Python, PHP, Perl, Visual Basic, Star Basic)
    • Database and user interface design

Other competences

  • Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (C), French (B)
  • Ability of working in team while respecting deadlines
  • Ability to express my opinions selecting the correct language according to the specific audience
  • Organise complex initiatives involving several actors (e.g. e-learning courses)


  • |2016 - 2018| Participation at the EU H2020 research MARCO - MArket Research for a Climate Services Observatory
  • [2016-2018| Lecturer of welfare, forest and resource economics, Universitè de Lorrain and AgroParisTech
  • |2016 - 2017| Participation at the INRA/Ministry of Agriculture, Agrifood, and Forestry of France research project “Contribution of forests and French forest-wood sector to climate change mitigation”
  • |2013 - | Research engineer at Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière (now BETA, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée), joint research unit INRA/AgroParisTech (Nancy, France), working on the forest sector modelling
  • |2012 - 2015| Participation at the ANR (French National Research Agency) research ORACLE - Opportunities and Risks of Agrosystems & forests in response to CLimate, socio-economic and policy changEs in France (and Europe)
  • |2012| Post-doc at Laboratoire d'Economie Forestière
  • |2011| Lecturer of Regional and Environmental Economics, Faculty of Economics, Marche Polytechnic University (9 EU credits, 66 hours of class lessons)
  • |2008 - 2015| Member of the Associazione Alessandro Bartola auditor board
  • |2006 - 2010| Founder of the research project RegMAS - Regional Multi Agent Simulator
  • |2004 - 2006| Member of the EU research IDEMAThe impact of decoupling and modulation in the enlarged union: a sectoral and farm level assessment
  • |2004| Visiting student at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO)
  • |2002 - 2004| Member of the EU research AG-MEMOD - Agricultural sector in the member states and EU: econometric modelling for projection and analysis of EU policies on agriculture, forestry and the environment
  • |2002 - current| Member of the Agreco Research Group at the Department of Economics of Marche Polytechnic University with Franco Sotte and Roberto Esposti, among others.
  • |2001 - 2002| Brief stage at the Department of Agronomy, Forest and Land management of Turin University in the matter of Geographical Information Systems applied to Forest Management.
  • |2000| 6 months “Erasmus” scholarship at the Umeå University, Sweden, working with Prof. Bengt Kristrom



  • Environmental Modelling & Software (2015)
  • Baltic Forestry (2014)
  • Agriregionieuropa (2008,2011,2012,2013)


  • French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2017)
  • Association Française de Science Economique (2016)
  • 122nd European Association of Agricultural Economists Seminar (2011)


Ac. Y. Subject Hours (front lesson) Institute Level Lang Role
2017/2018 Welfare and forest economics 12 AgroParisTech Graduated Eng Resp.
2017/2018 Forest modelling 4 AgroParisTech Graduated Eng Lect.
2017/2018 Natural resource economics 8 Université de Lorraine Graduated Eng Lect.
2016/2017 Welfare and forest economics 12 AgroParisTech Graduated Eng Lect.
2016/2017 Forest modelling 2 AgroParisTech Graduated Eng Lect.
2016/2017 Natural resource economics 8 Université de Lorraine Master deuxième année pour ingénieurs Eng Lect.
2010/2011 Regional and environmental economics 66 Università Politecnica delle Marche Master deuxième année Ita Resp.

Didactic activities (other than teaching)

Year Activity
2018 Community Teaching Assistant for the MITx course 14.310x “Data Analysis for Social Scientists”
2018 Community Teaching Assistant for the MITx course 6.041 “Introduction to probability” (part 2)
2017/2018 Monitoring committee of a PhD program on “ACV territoriale appliquée à un territoire forestier”
2017/2018 Master thesis literature review supervisor
2009/2010 Master thesis (“laurea quinquennale”) supervisor: “Un’analisi degli impatti ambientali attraverso un modello di simulazione multi-agente”
2003/2004 Master thesis (“laurea quinquennale”) supervisor: “La filiera foresta-legno nelle Marche”
2002/2012 Technical and/or pedagogical manager of many distance learning and knowledge transfer programs, including for the Faculty of Economics of UNIVPM, the “Associazione Alessandro Bartola” (AAB), the “Consiglio per la Ricerca e Sperimentazione in Agricoltura” (CRA), the “Istituto Nazionale di Economia Agraria” (INEA), the EU Commission, the “Istituto Adriano Olivetti” (ISTAO)

Fundrising / project writing

(only projects where I had a formal or informal leading role)

Year Project title Call Project cost Result
2018 Timber production For Ecosystem Service enhancement in a bio-economic perspective (TimForES) Forestvalue ERA-NET 778,716€ Not admitted
2013 Rural regions and regional policies: a spatially explicit impact evaluation using microdata Italian research ministry 872,953€ Not admitted
2012 An integrated formal and social learning approach for rural communities (ILARC) EU Lifelong learning programme 496,865€ Not admitted

Certifications and lifelong learning


Title Provider
Micromaster in Statistics and Data Science MITx


Following is a list of results from tests:

Test name Percentile Notes
C++ Programming Test 82% TOP 20%
MS Excel 2000 Test 87% TOP 20%

Initial Former Education

  • |2004 - 2007| Ph.D. on Agricultural Policies at University of Tuscia (Viterbo)
  • |1995 - 2001| Five years degree in Forest and Environmental Sciences at Turin University (full marks cum laude). Final paper of degree on the Environmental Kuznet's Curve.
  • |1990 - 1995| “Liceo Scientifico”
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