Dr. Marcello Graziano is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management & International Business at Southern Connecticut State University and Associate Director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis at the University of Connecticut. An Economic Geographer, Marcello’s research develops along several themes built around socioecological sustainability and just regional development. Specifically, his work has been focusing on the diffusion and economic impacts of renewable energy technologies, the use of post-secondary education for fostering regional development, governance and evaluation of the Blue Economy, and socioeconomic effects of energy transition processes. Marcello also has a keen interest in methodological approaches for defining regional paradigms, and has done extensive work to overcome the notion of a rural-urban dichotomy. Most recently, Marcello is assisting several state agencies in Connecticut on two separate fronts: understanding how to reach the state’s net-zero objective through the development of renewable energy technologies, and how to efficiently manage federal resources for improving access to services for children and new parents. Marcello holds a Laurea Triennale (B.Sc.) and Specialistica (M.Sc.) from the University of Turin and a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.
Marcello Graziano is a Research Partner in the Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network.