Elena Ragazzi has been working at CNR-IRCrES (IRCrES, the Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy) as a researcher since 1989. She is now a research-director and external professor at the Polytechnic University of Turin. She is the author of more than 250 works of applied economics and policy evaluation. She was project leader of several projects, both European and national, coordinating the action of numerous partners, integrating multidisciplinary working groups and mixed groups of researchers and professionals. She organized and chaired special sessions on impact assessment and counterfactual methods at international conferences.
Her research activity in recent years has focused on the theme of policy evaluation, including regulation for the power system and cybersecurity.