I am Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Bergamo, Italy. I am also CEPR Research Fellow, CESifo Research Affiliate, and CAGE Research Associate.
My research interests are in the fields of Economic History, Growth and Development, and Political Economy. In particular, I study 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 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.