Hello and welcome to my webpage.

I'm Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Economics at Marche Polytechnic University. I obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Calabria in 2009 and a M.Sc. in Economics from Birkbeck, University of London in 2007. For more information have a read at my CV.

Before join the academia, I worked as Research Economist at the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre - Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME). There I dealt with quantitative evaluation of EU policies across a wide range of fields to support policy-making. Some of my policy contributions can be found on my Policy page.

My research mainly falls into seven areas: i) civil wars and conflict resolution; ii) the quantification of the economic costs of war; iii) the microeconomic impact of peacekeeping operations; iv) international migration, cultural diversity and economic growth; v) public spending and immigration; vi) the political economy of bilateral trade; vii) dual labour market and informal work. My work is largely based on data analysis and applies rigorous econometric methods for identifying causal relationships. My research output is available on my Research page, my ResearchGate profile, and scholar.google page.

Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali - Università Politecnica delle Marche
Piazzale Martelli 860121 Ancona, ITALY