Full CV – here


2020-  Senior Research Associate in Behaviour, Finance and Social Statistics – Smith School of Enterprise and Environment, University of Oxford. 

2019-   William Golding Junior Research Fellow – Brasenose College, University of Oxford.

2019-   Associate Member – Department of Economics, University of Oxford.


2018  Ph.D. in Economics, School of Business and Economics, Maastricht University (the Netherlands). Thesis title: “On Institutional persistence” (supervisors: Prof. Robin Cowan and Eleonora Nillesen, degree committee: Marie Claire Villeval, Martin Strobel, Michael Grimm, Théophile Azumahou). 

2010   M.Phil. in Economics, University of Florence (Italy). Thesis: “Trade Negotiations and Lobbying Activity: Some theoretical reflections” (supervisor: Prof. Giorgia Giovannetti). Grade: Summa cum laude and mention of publication.

2007   Bachelor in Development Economics, University of Florence (Italy). Thesis: “The veto-players in the WTO” (supervisor: Dr. Nicolò Bellanca). Grade: Summa cum laude.


2021- Sony Entertainment Interactive (£300,000 + £100,000) – Principal Investigator (with Rupert Younger)

2019- UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) (£42,000) – Principal Investigator (with Johanna Koehler)

2019      John Fell Fund Grant (£ 7,500) – Principal Investigator

2013-2017      Full doctoral fellowship, Maastricht University

2010      Jacopo Ficai Research grant (€10,000) – Principal Investigator

2010      Prize for the most original master thesis, Economics department, University of Florence


2018-2020   Research Associate in Behaviour, Finance and Social Statistics – Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

2017-2019  Stipendiary lecturer in Economics – St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford

2012     Researcher – University of Florence Department of Economics, Florence (Italy)

2011     Consultant – Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance, Treasury department, Rome (Italy)

2011   Consultant – United Nations ILO, Social Protection department, Geneva (Switzerland)

2009-2010   Research Assistant – European University Institute, Robert Schuman Center, Fiesole (Italy)

2008     Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (ICE) – Research Department, Rome (Italy)