Born in Asti (Italy), 18th July 1979.

I am currently assistant professor (ricercatore confermato) at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia where I teach Health Economics (my teaching evaluation here). My main research interests are in health economics, population economics and applied micro-econometrics.

I have been appointed the National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Nazionale) to the function as Associate Professor in the Italian Universities in the scientific sectors 13/A2 ( Economic Policy - Politica Economica) and 13/A3 (Public Finance - Scienza delle Finanze) and as Full Professor in the scientific sector 13/A3 (Public Finance - Scienza delle Finanze).

Prior to coming to Pavia, I have been assistant professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice where I taught Public Finance, Welfare Economics and Economics of Art and Culture. In 2014, out of 500 candidate lecturers, I was the one awarded first prize for Ca’ Foscari University teaching excellence.

I am External Member of the HEDG (Health, Econometrics and Data Group), Centre for Health Economics, University of York and Associate Researcher of Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

In 2007 I was a visiting student in the Department of Human Health at the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality, Rockville, MD (US) where I carried out in-depth study of health insurance and the problems associated with adverse selection. In 2011 I was awarded a fellowship by the Centre for Health Economics at York University (UK) to work on the project "Flexible Working Conditions, Fixed-term Contracts and their Influence on Employee Psychological Well-being". From 2008 to 2010 in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Human Oncology at Turin University, I contributed to the project “Towards a Formalin free Hospital” and was a member of the Technical Team of Health Technology Assessment at the San Giovanni Battista University Hospital- (Molinette) of Turin.

I have recently been coordinating two projects "The Impact of The North-South Gradient on the Informal Caregivers of Mental and Physical Health in Italy" and “Explaining Inequalities in Health and Healthcare Access: the Role of Regional Differences in Healthcare Services and Expenditure” both financed by the Farmafactoring Foundation (Milan) who, together with the Italian Association of Health Economics, in 2011, awarded me first prize for the best paper on health economics published internationally.

I have published various scientific articles in both Italian and international journals.