I am a Research Economist at the Central Bank of Luxembourg (BcL).  
I obtained my PhD in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan, but spent most of my graduate years at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. 
Prior joining the BcL, I have been a research fellow at the University of Copenhagen, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, and a research intern at the Bank of England. 
I have research interests in Empirical and Theoretical Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, DSGE Models with Heterogeneous Agents, Agent-Based Modeling.

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Research Economist, Financial Stability Department, Banque Centrale du Luxembourg.


PhD in Economics, Catholic University of Milan, Italy, 2015.

Advisors: Domenico Delli Gatti

Dissertation: Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics

Advanced Studies Program in International Economic Policy Research, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany, 2014.

  • International Economics, R. Rigobon (MIT) & C. Tille (Geneva Graduate Institute)
  • Macroeconomics, T. Monacelli (Bocconi University)
  • Monetary Policy, V. Weiland (Frankfurt Goethe University)
  • International Trade, M. Melitz (Harvard) & G.M. Ottaviano (London School of Economics)
  • Labor Markets, G. Bertola (Paris EDHEC)
  • International Migration, H. Rapoport (Paris School of Economics)
  • Economic Growth and Development, D. Weil (Brown University)
  • Institutions and Development, J. Robinson (Harvard).

MSc in Economics, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 2012.

Thesis Title: Unemployment Fluctuations in a Bubbly Economy.

Committee: Jordi Galì & Barbara Rossi

Laurea Magistrale (MSc) in Finance, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, 2010.

Thesis Title: Non-Linear Dynamics in Financial Markets: An Agent-Based Model. Supervisor: Mauro Gallegati.

Laurea (BSc) in Economics & Finance, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, 2006.

Thesis Title: Stock Markets and Power Laws.


Identification Analysis and Global Sensitivity Analysis for Macroeconomic Models, European Commission (JRC), 22-24 April, 2015.

Limited Attention, Selective Perception and Bounded Rationality in Decision Making, Copenhagen Workshop, October 21–22, 2014.

Barcelona GSE Summer Forum, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 10–28, 2013.

Asset Prices and the Business Cycle; International Capital Flows; Information, Competition and Market Frictions;

Time series in Macro and Finance;Trade, Growth and Income Distribution.

Topics in Macroeconomics II (PhD course by J. Ventura & R. Barnichon), Barcelona GSE, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Winter Term 2013.

Grade: Excellent

Summer School in Applied Macroeconometrics, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy, July 2012.

Programming in MatLab, by Prof. Ulrich Woitek.

Macroeconomics Summer Program, London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom, August 15–26, 2011.

Estimating and Solving DSGE Models with Heterogeneous Agents and Bounded Rationality, by Prof. Wouter den Haan.

International Scholar, University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), Lisbon, Portugal, 2007–2008.

Erasmus Socrates Program.


PhD Research Intern, Bank of England, July–October 2015.

Financial Stability Directorate, Macroprudential Framework Team

Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, 2014–2015

Research Grant, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Economics, University of Brescia, Italy, May-July 2015.

PhD Research Fellow, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), August 2013–June 2014

International economics, macro-labor economics, search and matching.

Visiting PhD Fellow, Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Barcelona GSE, 2011–2013

Business cycles theory, bubbly macroeconomics, labor economics.

Visiting Researcher, Finance Research Unit, University of Copenhagen, København, Denmark, 2009–2010.

Research Grant, Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (former CIRIUS).

Agent-Based Macroeconomics; Finance.

Teaching Assistant of Macroeconomics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, Spring Term 2009.

Scientific Disciplinary Sector: SECS–P/01 (Political Economy).

Junior Economist, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Portugal, Lisbon, October 2008 - February 2009.

"CampusWorld" - Exchange placement program.


* = presented by co-author(s), ** = scheduled

2018 Joint European Central Bank & Central Bank of Ireland research workshop on "Macroprudential policies: from research to implementation", Dublin.

2017 Fordham University, New York (*)

2015 Catholic University of Milan; Bank of England.

2014 Kiel Institute; Catholic University of Milan.


American Economic Association (AEA); European Economic Association (EEA); Royal Economic Society (RES).


MatLab, Wolfram (Mathematica), Stata, Eviews, Gretl, LaTeX, RealTick Trading Platform, Microsoft Office, Macintosh, Linux, Autocad.


English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (fluent), French (intermediate), Luxembourgish (beginner), Italian (native).