I am an applied economist with a strong interest in programme and policy evaluation. My studies focus on development economics, employment, education, gender equality, social cohesion, poverty, and inequality.

I am Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development.

Prior to joining Stanford I was Researcher at the Institut National d’ Études Démographiques (INED), where I joined a project on ageing population. Before the INED, I was  Economist at the OECD Development Centre, where I worked on several projects including the Social Cohesion Policy Reviews, the Inclusive Growth Initiative, the Gender Equality Initiative and the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).   I was formerly Research Fellow at the Policy Study Institute (PSI) at University of Westminster in London, where I specialised on welfare-to-work programme evaluations. Previously I held research positions at the University of Florence, where I collaborated with the Department of Economics and the Department of Statistics

I have been Visiting Professor and Research Assistant in economics at the University of Florence and consultant for Unicef-IRC, World Bank, European Commission, WHO and EBRD. I hold an MSc in Economics at University of Rome Tor Vergata and a PhD in Development Economics at the University of Florence.

Before all that I was so lucky to grow up between Sardinia and Ponza, two beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea.