Alessandro Rubino is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Bari. Before completing his PhD in Energy Economics, he has worked at Ofgem as a Regulatory Economist. In addition, he has worked on the design and implementation of the incentive scheme for the national transmission system operator for gas and electricity. From June 2009 to July 2012, he has been a Research Assistant at the Florence School of Regulation (European University Institute) within the Robert Schuman Centre, a research unit specialised in applied economics. From July 2012 to January 2014, he has been head of Capacity building and knowledge dissemination at the Enel Foundation and is currently a senior policy advisor at RES4MED and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Medreg Forum.