I am Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Management, Economics, and Quantitative Methods at the University of Bergamo, Italy. I am also affiliated at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (D-IAS), University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
My research interests are in the fields of Economic History, Growth and Development, and Political Economy. In particular, my research investigates the relationship between education and fertility, the role of human capital in innovation and economic growth, the political and socioeconomic factors that affect the provision of public education.
I am a CEPR Research Fellow, CESifo Research Affiliate, and CAGE Research Associate. I am member of the editorial board of Explorations in Economic History and of the Rivista di Storia Economica.
I have held visiting positions at the University of Munich, Brown University, University of Mannheim, and University of Bayreuth.