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Academic positions

Law School, University of Pavia, Pavia

Assistant Professor (RTD, art. 24 comma 3 lett. b, Legge 240/2010), January 1, 2019 - present.

 Baffi-CAREFIN - Crime: Law and Economics Analysis Unit, Bocconi University, Milano

Non-Resident Fellow, 2013 – present.

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano

Researcher, 2017 – present.

Center for European Studies, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano

Researcher, 2017 – present.


DEMS, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano

    Assistant Professor (RTD a), 2013 - 2018.

ACLE, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Marie Curie Fellow (IEF), 2012-2014.

University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano

Post-doc at Dep. dof Statistics, 2008 – 2012. 

Paolo Baffi Center on International Markets, Money and Regulation, Bocconi University, Milano

Junior Researcher, 2007 – 2013.

Research assistant, 2002 – 2007.

National Scientific Qualification (art. 16, law n. 240 -30 Dec. 2010): SECS P/03 Public Economics (until 04/04/2023)


Ph.D in Law and Economics, University of Pavia (XX ciclo, 31/12/2008).

Post-graduate specialization, Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (I.U.S.S), Pavia (11/1/2008).

M.Sc. in Money and Finance, University of Brescia (18/12/2003).

Laurea (BA) in Law and Business Administration, Bocconi University, Milano (05/07/2002).


Course Attendance “Empirical Methods in Law” (Prof. Ulen, Università dell’Illinois), University of Amsterdam (2009).

Visiting Student at ACLE - University of Amsterdam, Fall 2006.

Research interests

Law and Economics – Financial and Banking Regulation – Impact assessment of regulation  – Microeconomics.

Publications list    google scholar    research gate    SSRN

Grants and awards

PRIN 2015: Bad Seeds: Diffusion and Effects of Criminal Organizations - Principal Investigator J.F. Adda, Bocconi University- (2016, approx. EUR 400.000). Researcher.

Bocconi University – AISI, Progetto: Il Crimine Organizzato nel Sistema Economico e Finanziario: Indicatori di Rischio-Vulnerabilità (2013, approx. EUR 40.000).

ACLE for Empirical Legal Studies, Progetto: Access to Justice for Disadvantaged People (2013, approx EUR 500).

IES2013 best young award (2013).

ACLE for Empirical Legal Studies Progetto: Credible Threat and Sense of Justice: An “access to justice” experiment (2013, approx. EUR 1000).

Marie Curie Fellow (IEF) for the project: The Economics of Access to Justice (2012, approx.  EUR 180.000)

Ph.D. Fellowship (2004).

M.Sc. Fellowship (2003).

Invited Seminars

2020      University of Texas at Austin - School of Law (online webinar);  ELSA-Pavia (online webinar)
2019      CEAR 1st Annual Conference on Crime, Risk and Economics. 
2017      4th International Meeting in Law & Economics (Paris).
2016      NSF-27th Summer Festival on Game Theory at Stony Brook (NY), Univ. of Tel Aviv (Faculty of Law)
2015      Univ. of Valencia (Dep. of Law).
2014      Univ. of Modena   (Dep. of Economics).
2013      Univ. of Paris-Nanterre (Law, Institutions and Economics Dept.), IUSS (Pavia), Univ. of Amsterdam (Law School).       
2009      Univ. of Milano-Bicocca (Dep. of Statistics)
2008      Univ. of Siena (Dep. of Economics), Univ. of Milano-Bicocca (Dep. Statistics), Univ. of Amsterdam (ACLE).
2007      Univ. of Amsterdam (ACLE).


2019      SAET-Society for Advancement of Economic Theory Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference, SIEP Annual                          Conference, SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference (Milano).
2018      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference, Political Economy of Democracy and Dictatorship Conference.
2017      SIE Annual Conference SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference.
2016      CELS Europe, SIE Annual Conference SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference.
2015      EALE Annual Conference, SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, SIE Annual Conference, II Workshop Economics of Litigation.
2014      ALEA Annual conference, NAG, SIDE Annual Conference, I Workshop Economics of Litigation.
2013      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conf., IES Annual Conf., CLEA Annual Conference, GLEA Annual Conference, AEDE Annual Conf.
2012      ACLE Winter Meeting, SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, CLEAAnnual Conference.
2011      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference.
2010      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference.
2009      SIE Annual Conference, CLEA Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference, Finlawmetrics.
2008      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, SIE Annual Conference, CLEA Annual Conference. 
2007      SIDE-ISLE Annual Conference, SIE Annual Conference, EALE Annual Conference, CLEA Annual Conference.


Lecturer            Information, risk and uncertainty: policy and regulation (Law School, University of Pavia, 2020 – present)

                         Economics (Law School, University of Pavia, 2019 – present)

                         Public Economics and Law and Economics  (Law School, University of Milano-Bicocca, 2017 – 2018)

                         Microeconomics – 1st term - DEFAP Ph.D. program (Univ. of Milano-Bicocca and Cattolica, 2016- 2018).

                            Advanced Microeconomics (University of Milano-Bicocca, 2013 – 2017).

                            Advanced Law and Economics (ELI Ph.D., I.U.S.S., Pavia, 2010 - 2012).

           Law and Economics (University of Pavia, 2009- 2011).

           Financial Market Regulation (University of Lugano, 2007-2011).

Teaching Assistant Advanced Microeconomics (University of Milano-Bicocca, 2008-2014).

                            Microeconomics (University of Milano-Bicocca, 2006-2014).

                            Macroeconomics (Bocconi, 2009-2012).

Tutor                    Financial Market Regulation (Bocconi, 2007-2009). 

                         Macroeconomics (Bocconi, 2002- 2008).

Collaborations and Managing tasks

Member (treasurer) of the Management Board of the European Association of Law & Economics  2017-present

Coordinator for the research project “Access to Justice for Disadvantaged People”, in collaboration with Casa della Caritá (Milano), 2012- 2018.

Member of the Core Team of the Research Institute “Ismeri Europa” (Rome) for the preliminary impact assessment of a number of regulatory interventions at EU level within the regulation of the posting of workers (96/71/EC). Client: the European Commission (DG EMPL), 2011 - 2012.

Organiser of the research seminar activities within the ELI Ph.D. programme in Economics, Law, and Institution of the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia: “Between economics, law and institutions” (February-May 2010), “Access to justice” (June 21st-25th, 2010), “Between economics, law and institutions II” (February-May 2011), “Rischio ed errore in medicina: organizzazione, responsabilità, assicurazioni, controversie” (May 27th, 2011, co-organiser), “Corporate Governance After the Financial Crisis” (June 6th-10th, 2011, co-organiser), “Between economics, law and institutions III” (March-May 2012).

Research activity for Fondazione Rosselli, Torino (2004 - 2005).

Membership and referee

Scientific committee: Fondazione per l’Educazione Finanziaria e per il Risparmio – Feduf (2015- 2018), Urban Suffering Studies Center, Casa della Carità (2012 – 2018).

Referee:  International Review of Economics, Review of Law and Economics, Southern Economics Journal, European Journal of Law and Economics, American Law and Economics Review, Italian Economic Journal.

Membership: European Association of Law and Economics, Italian Economic Association, Italian Society of Law & Economics, American Law and Economics Association.


Last update May 21