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Current Position:               Scientist


Address:                             RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment

                                            BASE Milano 
                                            Via Bergognone, 34, 
                                            20144 Milano, Italy



ORCID:                                  0000-0002-8960-8244








PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2014

Major: Industrial Engineering, Economic Decision Analysis

Minor: Statistics

Dissertation Title: Developing an Adaptive Stochastic Integrated Model for Climate Change


MEng, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia, 2007

Major: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Thesis Title: Environmental Impact Assessment of Copper Production: A Case Study on Alaverdi Copper Factory in Armenia


MSc, AmirKabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2005

Major: Construction Engineering & Management

Thesis Title: International contracts for infrastructure development projects in Iran


BSc, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 2002

Major: Civil Engineering

Research project

UPTAKE - Bridging current knowledge gaps to enable the UPTAKE of carbon dioxide removal methods, 2023 - 2027

Role: Science coordinator

Funder: European Union’s Horizon Europe Framework

LOCALISED - Localised decarbonisation pathways for citizens, local administrations and businesses to inform and support mitigation and adaptation action, 2021 - 2025

Role: Work package leader

Funder: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework


NAVIGATE - Next Generation of Advanced Integrated Assessment Modelling to Support Climate Policy Making, 2019 - 2023

Role: Task leader

Funder: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework


Research Appointments


Research Fellow, 2018 - 2019
Bocconi University

Supervisor: Dr. Valentina Bosetti
Developing a large scale expert elicitation survey for future growth of DAC technologies 

Research Fellow, 2016 - 2018

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

Supervisor: Dr. Massimo tavoni

Developing cliamte-human interaction Models

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, 2014 - 2016
Carnegie Institution for Science

Supervisor: Dr. Ken Caldeira
Developing Integrated Assessment Models of Climate Change and Decision Tools for Climate Change Policy Making under Uncertainty 

Graduate Research Assistant, 2009 - 2012
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
Advisor: Dr. Valerie Thomas
Developing a macroeconomic model for Climate Change policy evaluation

Graduate Research Assistant, 2010
INSEAD Business School
INSEAD Abu-Dhabi Campus, UAE
Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Warr
Developing an energy profile model of GCC countries


Journal Publications

Shayegh, S., Reissl, S., Roshan, E., & Calcaterra, M. (2023). An assessment of different transition pathways to a green global economy. Nature Communications Earth & Environment

Malpede, M., Falchetta, G., & Shayegh, S. (2023). Mosquitoes and Potatoes: How Local Climatic Conditions Impede Development.  Environmental and Resource Economics

Dasgupta, S., Emmerling, J., & Shayegh, S. (2023). Inequality and growth impacts of climate change—insights from South Africa. Environmental Research Letters

Shayegh, S., Andreu-Perez, J., Akoth, C.,..., Trentini, F., & Melegaro, A. (2023). Prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine allocation in resource poor settings: Towards an Artificial Intelligence-enabled and Geospatial-assisted decision support framework. PLoS ONE


Herman, K.S., Kim, Y.J., Shayegh, S., & Xiang, J. (2023). A critical review of green growth indicators in G7 economies from 1990 to 2019. Sustainability Science

Shayegh, S. (2023). The prospect of direct air capture for energy security and climate stability. Frontiers in Chemical Engineering

Malpede M. & Shayegh, S. (2022). Staying home saves lives, really!. Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences

Shayegh, S. & Dasgupta, S. (2022). Climate change, labour availability and the future of gender inequality in South Africa. Climate and Development


Shayegh, S., Emmerling J., & Tavoni M. (2022). International Migration Projections across Skill Levels in the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Sustainability


Aldy, J. E., Felgenhauer, T., Pizer, W. A., Tavoni, M., Belaia, M., Borsuk, M. E., ... & Wiener, J. B. (2021). Social science research to inform solar geoengineering. Science

Shayegh, S., Bosetti V., & Tavoni, M. (2021). Future Prospects of Direct Air Capture Technologies: Insights From an Expert Elicitation Survey. Frontiers in Climate.


Shayegh, S., Manoussi V., & Dasgupta, S. (2020). Climate change and development in South Africa: The impact of rising temperatures on economic productivity and labor availability. Climate and Development.

Falchetta, G., Hammad A. T., & Shayegh, S. (2020). "Planning universal accessibility to public healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

Shayegh, S. & Sanchez, D. L. (2020). "Impact of market design on cost-effectiveness of renewable portfolio standards". Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Antonelli, C., Coromaldi, M., Dasgupta, S., Emmerling, J., & Shayegh, S. (2020). "Climate impacts on nutrition and labor supply disentangled–an analysis for rural areas of Uganda". Environment and Development Economics.


Casey G., Shayegh S., Moreno-Cruz J., Bunzl M., Galor O., Caldeira K. (2019). “The impact of climate change on fertility”, Environmental Research Letters.


Heutel G., Moreno-Cruz J., Shayegh S. (2018). “Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Price of Carbon”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management.

Shayegh S. (2017). “Outward migration may alter population dynamics and income inequality”, Nature Climate Change.


Shayegh S., Sanchez D. L., Caldeira K., (2017). “Evaluating relative benefits of different types of R&D for clean energy technologies”, Energy Policy.

Shayegh S., Caldeira K., Moreno-Cruz J. (2016). “Adapting to Rates of Climate Change”, Environmental Research Letters.


Heutel G., Cruz J.M., Shayegh S. (2016). “Climate Tipping Points and Solar Geoengineering”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.


Shayegh S., Thomas V. M. (2015). “Adaptive stochastic integrated assessment modeling of optimal greenhouse gas emission reductions”, Climatic Change.


Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, 2016 - 2018

The European Commission

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP), 2014
Enterprise Innovation Institute
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA


Sam Nunn Security Fellowship Program, 2012 - 2013
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA


National Iranian American Council Fellowship, 2011
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington DC, USA
Office of Representative Rush Holt


Teaching Appointments


Instructor, Spring 2014

Engineering Economy, ISyE 3025

H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Teaching Assistant, 2011, 2012, 2013

Energy Technology and Policy, ISyE/PUBP 6701

H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Teaching Assistant, 2011, 2012

Energy and Environmental Analysis, ISyE 4803

H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology


Instructor, Spring 2008

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Department of Business and Marketing

EURASIA International University, Yerevan, Armenia 



Professional Appointments


R&D Manager, 2008 - 2009

EURASIA International University, Yerevan, Armenia

Coordinating research grants and projects


QA/QC Manager, 2007 - 2008                                                HADISH Engineering Company, Thika, Kenya

Conducting quality tests and procedures


Founder & CEO, 2005 - 2006 

Palar Paya Espadana, Isfahan, Iran                                                Constructing several city development projects


Structural Engineer, 2005 – 2006                                                Palar Paya Espadana, Isfahan, Iran                                                Designing post-tensioned concrete buildings for ADAPT corporation in UAE       



Book Publications

Shayegh S., “The Role of Biofuels in Achieving a National Energy Independence Plan” in “The Handbook of Bioenergy”, Springer International Publishing, 2015 (ISBN 978-3-319-20091-0)


Shayegh S. “Environmental Impact Assessment of Copper Production: A Case Study on Alaverdi Copper Factory in Armenia”, VDM Verlag Publisher, Germany, 2008 (ISBN 978-3-639-09444-2)


Shayegh S. “Practicing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System: A case on an Armenian Bank”, VDM Verlag Publisher, Germany, 2009 (ISBN 978-3-639-11412-6)


Sebt M. H., Shayegh S. “BOT Contracts and their applications in Iran's infrastructure contracts” (in Farsi), Amirkabir University of Technology Publisher, Iran, 2006


Conference Presentations

Shayegh S., Moreno-Cruz J., Caldeira K., “Adaptation to a moving target”, American Geophysical Union, Fall meeting, San Francisco, 2015


Shayegh S., Thomas M. V., “Optimal Electricity Generation Mix with Learning Consideration”, Third Conference on the Physics of Sustainable Energy, American Physical Society, University of California, Berkeley 2014


Shayegh S. Thomas V. M., “Stochastic integrated modeling of climate change”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis 2013


Honors & Awards

Southeast Regional Energy Symposium (SERES)
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2013


Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2013


Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2011



Shayegh, S., & Zheng Y. (2022). Intergenerational wealth inequality and transfer in shared socioeconomic pathways A case study of South Africa. Research Square​

Kelly, DL., Heutel, G., Moreno-Cruz, J., & Shayegh, S. (2021). Solar Geoengineering, Learning, and Experimentation. NBER Working Papers

Shayegh, S., Crippa, F., & Dasgupta, S. (2020). COVID-19 Impacts and Responses: The Role of the National Governments and International Organizations


Shayegh S., & Malpede M. (2020) Staying Home Saves Lives, Really!


Shayegh S., Sisco M., & Geffroy E. (2020). Climate Concern and Policy Support Among Early-Career Scientists in Europe

Shayegh S., & Herman K. (2019). Earth and Health: Learning Across the Boundaries of Global Governance


Shayegh S. et al. (2018). Recalculating the Social Cost of Carbon


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