After graduating in Venice, Roberto Roson received a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Umeå (Sweden). He has been Visiting Fellow at the Free University of Amsterdam, the University of Warwick, Saint Francis Xavier University (Sucre, Bolivia), San Simon University (Cochabamba, Bolivia), University of Barcelona, as well as at the World Bank (Washington) and at the Institute of Developing Economies – JETRO (Chiba, Japan). He is currently Associate Professor at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, where he teaches Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics. Roson is nationally qualified for promotion as Full Professor in Applied Economics and Economic Policy, and is affiliated with the GREEN Research Centre of Bocconi University, as well with the Department of Economics of Loyola Andalusia University, where he coordinates the research group "Computational Economics Team". He is the author of several articles published in books and international scientific journals, and coordinator of several applied research projects, including the European FP7 project WASSERMed. He has been consultant for several organizations, including: European Commission (JRC), World Bank, United Nations and FAO. Roson is Scientific Director of the "CF Applied Economics" Research Center. His research interests deal primarily with environmental economics, computable models for economic policy simulation and with the industrial organization of service industries.