Dr Goran Dominioni

School of Law and Government


I am a permanent Assistant Professor in Law at the DCU School of Law and Government. My primary research interests are Carbon Pricing, International Maritime Transport, and Climate Change Law.
I am currently the PI of a World Bank-funded project on the implementation of carbon pricing in international shipping and of an Irish Aid grant on the same topic.

My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals (eg, Climate PolicyJournal of Environmental LawMarine Policy) American law reviews (eg, Arizona Law Review) and policy outlets. I am one of the authors of the World Bank reports Carbon Revenues from International Shipping: Enabling an Effective and Equitable Transition, and Distributing Carbon Revenues from Shipping. I was a member of the team that wrote the World Bank flagship report State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2019.

My research has been awarded prizes from various institutions, including the MIT Climate CoLab, Yale Law School, and the World Bank. I often present my work at policy workshops in Europe and the US.

I have an LLM from Yale Law School and a PhD in law and economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (European Doctorate in Law and Economics). I have held visiting research positions at Cornell Law School, Copenhagen University, UC Louvain. I frequently consult for various units of the World Bank (headquarter, Washington DC).

I welcome enquiries from prospective PhD students wishing to research climate change law and policy – especially on topics related to fiscal policy for climate change.


Climate Change Law and Policy; Carbon Pricing; Maritime Transport

Contact Details

  • Goran.Dominioni@dcu.ie
  • 01 700 6477