Department of Economics
Assistant Professor (Economic Policy, SECS-P/02)
I have a Bachelor in Statistics and Economics (University of Bologna, Italy), a Master's of Arts in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics (George Mason University, USA), and a Ph.D. in Economics (VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands). I have worked in Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA, concentrating, over the years, on topics such as complex networks, regional employment forecasting, regional unemployment differentials, commuting networks and regional innovation processes. Methodologically, I'm currently interested in spatial statistics and econometrics, in particular with applications to nonlinear and mixed methods. I am the local unit coordinator at the University of Bologna for a FIRB 2012 project on "Social and Spatial Interactions in the Accumulation of Civic and Human Capital".
Regional economics; Spatial statistics and econometrics; Persistence of regional unemployment; Regional employment forecasting; Economics of (regional) innovation; International trade; Modelling of touristic flows