Cristiano Codagnone is Partner and CEO at Open Evidence SL, which he founded in 2013. He is involved in client development and supervises projects.
Since 2005 he has designed and managed more that 70 -European applied policy studies for various DGs and agencies of the European Commission and for the European Parliament. He holds a Master of Science in economics from Bocconi University of Milan and a PhD from New York University.
He is a leading expert in behavioural economics as applied to policy. Since 2012 he has designed and directed or contributed to 19 behavioural consumers studies for various DGs and Agencies of the European Commission that have involved behavioural experiments, surveys, focus groups, in depth interviews, systematic reviews, econometric analysis and recommendations. He also worked in various other policy domains such as such as digital transformation, socio-economic and ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence, digital government and digital health, social inclusion, labour market policies, R&D and innovation policy. Recently he has written for the ITRE Committee of the European Parliament a report assessing the European Commission policies for the digital decade and digital autonomy.
Cristiano holds also an academic position at Milan State University. He has been Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Media and Communication Department of LSE, and he has served as Scientific Officer at the United Nations (2003-2004) and at the European Commission (at JRC-IPTS Seville, 2009-2011 and 2015-2016).He has more than 50 scientific publications between articles in peer reviewed journals, books, short monographies, and book chapters.