I was born in 1979 in San Dona' di Piave, near Venice, in Italy.
I accomplished my studies at the University of Padua, where I obtained a laurea (master's) degree in Statistical and Economic Sciences (2003; grade: summa cum laude), with a thesis on portfolio choice under the supervision of Prof. Guglielmo Weber and Prof. Raffaele Miniaci, and a PhD in Economics and Management (2007; grade: excellent), with a thesis on social security programs under the supervision of Prof. Guglielmo Weber. Within the PhD program I took graduate exams at Boston University, and developed my thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the advice of Prof. Peter Diamond.
After the PhD defense I held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Padua, under the supervision of Prof. Nunzio Cappuccio and Prof. Guglielmo Weber, and then at the University of Amsterdam, under the supervision of Prof. Roel Beetsma.
In 2009 I joined as assistant professor the University of Verona, where I became associate professor in 2014 and professor of Econometrics since 2019. Since 2021 I am the coordinator of the PhD program in Economics and Finance. I am also research fellow at the NETwork for Studies on Pension, Aging and Retirement (Netspar).
My research interests span across household finance, behavioral economics, economic policy analysis, and in general applied micro-econometrics. I published articles on these topics in Ecological Economics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Finance and other international journals.