Professor Valeria Andreoni




Áras na Laoi Cork University Business School University College Cork

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Is AIB Professor in Sustainable Business at University College Cork (Ireland) and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is a trained facilitator for the 2030 SDGs Game and module leader for Microeconomics and International Economy. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Bologna (Italy) and a Master in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management from Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). Her expertise focuses on Ecological Economics, Energy Economics and Degrowth. She is author of peer-reviewed papers and European Commission reports. Prior to her academic appointments, she has been working for the Joint Research Center of European Commission and for the EuroMediterranean Center on Climate Change.


Grants and Honours

  • 2023/2025 - ​BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants (£9,360), Mapping and Developing Ethics Reasoning in Economics Graduates - Co-applicant - (2023-2025)
  • 2022/2023 - Sustainability Fund (£11,400), Education for Sustainable Development Initiatives
  • 2021/2022 - Teaching and Student Experience Excellence Award – University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2021/2022 - Sustainability funds award (£16,500) - University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2021 - British Council, Scholarship to attend the International Research Workshop on “Regenerating Cities during Crisis: Culturally-Routed and sustainable strategies for Middle Eastern Cities” - Jordan
  • 2021 - British Council, Scholarship to attend the International Research Workshop on “Shifting the Energy Efficiency to a New Level” - Jordan
  • 2021 - Future Economies Research Funding (£5,000), For the organization of a conference panel during the International Degrowth conference
  • 2020 -  EC Scholarship to attend the Evidence for Policy School on Disaster Risk Management, European Commission - Italy
  • 2019/2020 - Women in Leadership International Programme Award, Enterprise Ireland
  • 2018 - Scholarship for the development of a “reverse teaching approach” project (£800), Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching
  • 2012 - 2014 - Exploratory Research Project of European Commission (€15,000), Multidimensional wellbeing across European regions
  • 2009 - Regional Research Fellowship (€20,000), Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy
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Other Activities

Board Membership

  • March 2022 - December 2025: Member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • 2015 - Ongoing: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • 2014 - Ongoing: Member of the Liverpool Ambassador Programme, UK
  • 2016: Member of the scientific committee of the Ajman 4th International Environmental Conference
  • 2015-2016: Member of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) steering group – Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • 2014-2016: Member of the Advisory Board of the International Master in Business Administration, Stella Maris College, India
  • 2014-2016: Member of the Advisory Board of the International Business Festival, UK
  • 2015: Member of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Material Technology and Environmental Engineering, Shanghai

Editorial Boards

  • 2023: Guest Editor for the Special Issue "Risk and Opportunities of Net Zero Commitments", Carbon Management Journal
  • 2022 - Ongoing: Editor of Carbon Management Journal
  • 2020 - Ongoing: Editor of Sustainability Journal
  • 2020: Guest Editor for the Special Issue "Sustainable Energy Efficiency and Use", Sustainability Journal
  • 2017 - Ongoing: Editor of Austin Environmental Science Journal

Academic Roles

  • 2021 - 2023: Director of Studies for the BA programme in Business Economics, UG, University of Liverpool, UK
  • 2017 - 2019: Departmental Employability Coordinator, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • 2013 - 2016: Director of Studies for the International Master in Business Administration, Liverpool Hope University, UK
  • 2013 - 2016: Departmental Coordinator for Students with Special Needs and Teaching Support Plans, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Consultancy Roles

  • Ongoing: Trained facilitator to run the 2030 SDGs Game
  • 2023 - 2028: Expert consultant for "Environmental, Technical and Economic Issues related to Coal Treatment and Use", European Research Executive Agency of the European Commission
  • 2021 - 2022: Expert consultant for the evaluation of the Paris Region Fellowship Programme, Research Directorate of the Ile-de-France, Paris
  • 2021 - 2022: Expert consultant for the evaluation of Domains of Major Interest of the Paris Region, Research Directorate of the Ile-de-France, Paris
  • Expert consultant for the evaluation of Horizon 2020 and Horizon 2022 projects 
  • 2015 - 2020: Expert consultant for projects related to Sustainable Development Goals, European Commission
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Research Domains

  • Energy Economics
  • Ecological Economics
  • Degrowth
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Journal article

Year Publication
2024 Andreoni, V., 2024. Energy Poverty in EU: using regional climatic conditions and incidence of energy costs to map areas of risks for 214 NUTS 2 Regions. World Development Sustainability, 100146
2024 Andreoni, V., Garikipati, S., 2024. Unveiling Aid: Decomposition Insights into EU’s Official Development Funding Amid Economic and Political Shifts. In: Financing for Sustainable Development Goals in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. Published by Palgrave Macmillan
2023 Yalinci, V., Gorus, M.S., Andreoni, V., 2023. Reinvestigation of the validity of the EKC hypothesis extended with energy: A time-varying analysis for the United Kingdom. Journal of Cleaner Production 428, 139284
2023 Andreoni, V., Richard, A., (2023). Exploring the interconnected nature of the sustainable development goals: the 2030 SDGs Game as a pedagogical tool for interdisciplinary education. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (in press) (Impact Factor: 4.120)
2022 Luzzati, T., Distefano, T., Ialenti, S., Andreoni, V., (2022). The circular economy and longer product lifetime: Framing the effects on working time and waste. Journal of Cleaner Production, 134836 (Impact Factor: 11.072).
2022 Yilanci, V., Ulucak, R., Zhang, Y., & Andreoni, V., (2022). The role of affluence, urbanization, and human capital for sustainable forest management in China: Robust findings from a new method of Fourier cointegration. Sustainable Development, 1–13 (Impact Factor: 12.5).
2022 Andreoni, V., (2022). A multiscale integrated analysis of the COVID-19 restrictions: the energy metabolism of UK and the related socio-economic changes. Journal of Cleaner Production, 132616 (Impact Factor: 11.072).
2022 Andreoni, V., (2022). Drivers of coal consumption changes: a decomposition analysis for Chinese regions. Energy Journal 241, 122975 (Impact Factor: 9).
2022 Andreoni, V., Kuehnlenz, S., Meyenburg, I., (2022). Capitalism and Crises: Comparative Analysis of Mainstream and Heterodox Perceptions. Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 00, 1-13 (Impact Factor: 5.056).
2021 Lv, Y., Liu, J., Cheng, J., Andreoni, V., (2021). The persistent and transient total factor carbon emission performance and its economic determinants: evidence from China's province-level panel data. Journal of Cleaner Production, 326, 128198 (Impact Factor: 11.072).
2021 Andreoni, V., (2021). Estimating the European CO2 Emissions change due to COVID-19 restrictions. Science of the Total Environment 769, 145115 (Impact Factor: 9.8).
2020 Andreoni, V., (2020). From the Celtic Tiger to the Celtic Phoenix: The metabolic profile of Ireland and the main drivers of energy change. Journal of Cleaner Production 246, 118975 (Impact Factor: 11.072).
2020 Andreoni, V., (2020). The energy metabolism of countries: energy efficiency and use in the period that followed the global financial crisis. Energy Policy 139, 111304 (Impact Factor: 9).
2020 Andreoni, V., (2020). The Trap of Success: A Paradox of Scale for Sharing Economy and Degrowth. Sustainability Journal 12 (8), 1-17 (Impact Factor: 3.9)​.
2020 Andreoni, V., Ruiz-Vargas, V., (2020). Tracking the Interlinkages across SDGs: The case of Hill Centered Education Network in Bogota, Colombia. Sustainability Journal 12(9), 1-13 (Impact Factor: 3.9).
2019 Andreoni, V., (2019). Environmental taxes: drivers behind the revenue collected. Journal of Cleaner Production 221, 17-26 Impact Factor: 11.072).
2017 Andreoni, V., (2017). Energy Metabolism of 28 World Countries: A Multi-scale Integrated Analysis. Ecological Economics 142, 56-69 (Impact Factor: 6.536).
2016 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2016). Drivers in CO2 emissions variation: a decomposition analysis for 33 world countries. Energy Journal 103, 27-37 (Impact Factor: 9).
2016 Arto, I., Andreoni, V. Rueda-Cantuche, JM., (2016). Global use of water resources: a multiregional analysis for Water Use, Water Footprint and Water Trade Balance. Water Resources and Economics 14, 65-78 (Impact Factor: 2.2).
2016 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2016). Mapping socioeconomic well-being across EU regions. International Journal of Social Economics 43(3), 226-234.
2015 Andreoni, V., Saveyn, H.G.M., Eder, P., (2015). Polyethylene recycling: waste policy scenario analysis for the EU-27. Journal of Environmental Management 158, 103-110 (Impact Factor: 8.7)
2015 Arto, I., Andreoni, V. Rueda-Cantuche, JM., (2015). Global impacts of the automotive supply-demand chain disruption following the Japanese earthquake of 2011. Economic System Research 27(3), 306-323 (Impact Factor: 2.081).
2015 Andreoni, V., Miola, A., (2015). Climate change and supply-chain vulnerability: methodologies for resilience and impact quantification. International Journal of Emergency Services 4(1), 6-26.
2014 Righi, A., Andreoni, V., (2014). Towards a comparable and harmonised set of performance indicators for Third Sector organisations: the Italian experience. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 63-(6), 766-778 (Impact Factor: 3.1).
2014 Arto, I., Rueda-Cantuche, JM., Andreoni, V., Mongelli, I., Genty, A., (2014). The game of trading jobs for emissions. Energy Policy 66, 517-525 (Impact Factor: 9).
2014 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2014). How to increase Well-Being in a context of Degrowth. Future 55, 78-89 (Impact Factor: 3.788).
2013 Rueda-Cantuche, JM., Sousa, N, Andreoni, V., Arto, I., (2013). The Single Market as an engine for employment growth through the external trade. Journal of Common Market Studies 51, 931-947 (Impact Factor: 2.2).
2013 Andreoni V., 2013. Can economic growth be sustainable? The case of EU27. Journal of Global Policy and Governance 1, 185-195.
2013 Andreoni V., Duriavig, M., (2013). Economic Resilience and Land use: the cocoa crisis in the Rio Cachoeira catchment, Brazil. Environmental Policy and Governance 23, 118-129 (Impact Factor: 3.0).
2013 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2013). On the increase of social capital in degrowth economy. Procedia – Social and Behavioural Science 72, 64-72.
2012 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2012). European CO2 emission trends: a decomposition analysis for water and aviation transport sectors. Energy Journal 45, 595-602 (Impact Factor: 9).
2012 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., (2012). Decoupling economic growth from CO2 emissions. A decomposition analysis of Italian energy consumption. Energy Journal 44, 682-691 (Impact Factor: 9).
2012 Sousa, N., Rueda-Cantuche, JM., Arto, I., Andreoni, V., (2012). Extra-EU Exports and Employment. DG Trade - Chief Economist Note 2 – 2012.
2011 Andreoni V., Duriavig M., (2011). The effect and responsibility of CO2 embodied in Italy-China trade. International Journal of Sustainable Economy 3(1), 44-62.
2010 Andreoni V., (2010). Material flow accounting: a biophysical approach to macroeconomic sustainability. Transition Studies Review 17(1), 217-228.
2010 Danuso, F., Rocca, A., Andreoni, V., Bulfoni, E., (2010). Simulation of the agro-energy farm with the X-farm model: calibration of the crop module for sorghum yield. Italian Journal of Agronomy 5(3), 275-284.
2009 Andreoni V. et al., (2009). An integrated approach to manage the change. Transition Studies Review 16(2), 368-378.

Book chapter

Year Publication
2021 Miola, A., Andreoni, V., (2021). SDGs Integrated Impact Assessment Strategy: A Governance Tool for Identifying and Managing the Spillover Effects and Transboundary Impacts in the 2030 Agenda. In: OECD/EC-JRC, Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for More Resilient Societies, OECD Publishing, Paris.
2018 Andreoni, V., (2018). Social equity and ecological sustainability through the lens of Degrowth. In: Routing Sustainable Development towards a Culture of Wellbeing. Edited by: Spinozzi, P., Mazzanti, M. Published by: Routledge Studies in Culture and Sustainable Development.
2012 Arto, I., Andreoni, V., Genty, A., Neuwahl, F., Rueda-Cantuche, J.M., Villanueva, A., (2012). Environmental Accounts (EAs): Sources and Methods. In: The World Input-Output Database (WIOD): Contents, Sources and Methods. Edited by: Marcel Timmer.
2012 Arto, I., Andreoni, V., Rueda-Cantuche, (2012). Use of WIOD to Analyse the Impact of Trade: Employment Generation vs. Emission Responsibilities. In: Competitiveness, trade, environment and jobs in Europe: Insights form the new World Input Output Database (WIOD). Edited by: Marcel Timmer.

Encyclopedia entry

Year Publication
2018 Andreoni, V., Speake, J., (2018). Public Housing and Urban Renewal. In: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities. Published by Springer.
2018 Andreoni, V., (2018). Sharing Economy: Risks and Opportunities in a Framework of SDGs. In: Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Communities. Published by Springer.


Year Publication
2017 Andreoni, V. Miola, A., (2017). Competitiveness and Sustainable Development Goals. European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report.
2015 Andreoni, V., Galmarini, S., 2015. Mapping the distribution of Well-Being in Europe beyond national borders. European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report.
2015 Andreoni, V., Miola, A., (2015). Climate vulnerability of the supply chain. Literature and methodological review. European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report.
2015 Andreoni, V., Peacock, K., (2015). Financial Inclusion in the Liverpool City Region. Socio Economic Research Center at Hope (SERCH) Report
2014 Andreoni, V., Peacock, K., Ziniel, C., (2014). Beyond Growth: Economic Trends and Live Satisfaction in Liverpool City Region. Socio Economic Research Center at Hope (SERCH) Report.
2013 Kratena, K., Streicher, G., Temurshoev, U., Amores, A.F., Arto, I., Mongelli, I., Neuwahl, F., Rueda-Cantuche, J.M., Andreoni, V., (2013). Fidelio 1: Fully Interregional Dynamic Econometric Long-term input-Output Model for the EU27. European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report.
2013 de Camillis et a., (2013). Sustainability assessment of future oriented scenario: a review of data modelling approaches in Life Cycle Assessment. Towards recommendations for policy making and business strategies. European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report.
2012 Arto, I., Gently, A., Rueda-Chantuche, JM., Villanueva, A., Andreoni, V., (2012). Global resources use and pollution: production, consumption and trade (1995-2008). European Commission – JRC Scientific and Policy Report 2012.
2012 Arto, I., Gently, A., Rueda-Chantuche, JM., Villanueva, A., Andreoni, V., (2012). Global resources use and pollution: country factsheet. European Commission - JRC Scientific and Policy Report 2012.
2008 Andreoni, V., Miola, A., Perujo, A., (2008). Cost effectiveness analysis of the emission abatement in the shipping sector. European Commission - JRC Scientific and Technical Reports 2008.
2008 Paccagnan, V. Turvani, M., Massarutto, A., Andreoni, V., Perujo Mateos Del Parque, A., Miola, (2008). Maritime Transport - Report 1: Review of the measurement of external costs of transportation in theory and practice. European Commission - JRC Scientific and Technical Reports 2008.


Year Publication
2012 Mongelli, I., Arto, I., Andreoni, V., (2012). Sustainable consumption patterns in EU27. A quantitative assessment of the impacts of dietary changes, higher energy efficiency in building and of more efficient passenger vehicles. EXIOPOL Project.
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