From 1982 until 1994 Sergio Ascari was research assistant, research director and lecturer in Energy and Environmental Economics at the Institute of Energy Economics at Bocconi University, Milan and at the University of Pavia.
Between 1997 and 2006 he worked at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity where he was in charge of Gas Tariffs, Environmental Affairs and later of International Co-operation. He has worked extensively for the promotion and harmonisation of Energy Regulation, notably in the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Turkey, and Ukraine.
From 2007 to 2009 he was Gas Expert in the Regulatory Section of the Energy Community Secretariat in Vienna. Since January 2009 he is a Senior Consultant with REF (Ricerche per l’Economia e la Finanza), Milan, Italy and collaborates on several national and international research and assistance projects, mainly in the gas sector.
Sergio graduated in Economics at the University of Pavia and holds a M.Sc. (Econ.) from the University of York.