Partner, Senior Researcher

Gelsomina (Jessica) Catalano joined CSIL in 2008.

She specialises in socio-economic impact assessments of investment projects (ex-ante, mid-term and ex-post), evaluation of projects, policies, and programmes.

Her main fields of expertise include regional development, Cohesion Policy and its delivery system, research and innovation policies, and industrial policies. She has extensive expertise in cost-benefits analysis (financial, economic, and risk analysis) and stakeholder analysis, including multilingual surveys and workshop organisation. She is in charge of organising the CSIL Milan Summer School on cost-benefit analysis of investment projects.

Jessica boasts several teaching experiences at the University of Milan, including cost-benefit analysis (transport, environment and health sectors) and European regional economics. She holds a degree in Political Sciences and a Master’s Degree in ‘Planning, Assessment and Selection of Public Investments’ from Orientale University in Naples.