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

I am an Associate Professor in Public Economics at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia. I am currently on leave, to serve as Quantitative Policy Analyst on Impact Evaluation at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (Ispra) - Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation

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 Full Professor in the scientific sectors 13A2 (Economic Policy - Politica Economica) and 13/A3 (Public Economics - Scienza delle Finanze).

Prior to coming to Pavia, I had been an 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 an External Member of the HEDG (Health, Econometrics and Data Group), Centre for Health Economics, University of York. I am also a Member of the Scientific Committee of the “Advance Pharmaco & Health Economics” (APHEC) research centre, University of Genoa and an elected member of the Italian Health Economics Association’s Steering Committee.

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 been recently awarded a national research grant to study the impact of the provision of informal care on informal caregivers well being, the project “Time to Care: Supporting Formal and Informal Caregiving as Related Network “ has been financed by the Cariplo Foundation (Milan, Italy). I have recently been coordinating other two projects "The Impact of The North-South Gradient on the Informal Caregivers of Mental and Physical Health in Italy", “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 and in 2020 awarded me first prize for the best paper on health economics published internationally.

My research papers have been published in international journals such as Health Economics, Health Policy, European Journal of Health Economics, Economics and Human Biology, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Fiscal Studies, European Journal of Population.

I am currently editing a special issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization with Rita Santos on Aging & Health.