CV

CURRENT POSITIONS

2018-          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.

DEGREES

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.

ACADEMIC AWARDS and GRANTS

2019     Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) (amount 42000 pounds) – Principal Investigator with Johanna Koehler

2019     John Fell Fund Grant (amount 7400 pounds) – Principal Investigator

2013-2017      Full doctoral fellowship, Maastricht University

2010     Jacopo Ficai Research grant (amount 10.000 euros) – Principal Investigator

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

ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

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

2011    Italian Ministry of Economics and Finance– Treasury department, Div. III, Rome (Italy)

2011  United Nations International Labour Office (ILO) – Social Protection department, Geneva (Switzerland)

2010    European University Institute (EUI) – Robert Schuman Center, Fiesole (Italy)

2009    European University Institute (EUI) – Robert Schuman Center, Fiesole (Italy)

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