Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the IMT School for Advanced Studies, a small yet focused research university and graduate school located in the scenic town of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015, under the supervision of Prof. Enrico Moretti.
My research agenda originates from the quest for the determinants of Marshallian agglomeration economies, particularly knowledge spillovers. Thus, it covers topics that relate to various fields of Economics, from Urban Economics to Industrial Organization and Macroeconomics. I find networks quite a useful tool for the fine-grained analysis of such topics, which is one reason why I have grown a side interest in the development of new econometric techniques for networked data.
More recently, I have been focusing my attention on how networks can help understand the determinants of input-output relationships between firms. Again, while this is certainly relevant for the analysis of agglomeration economies, it may also bear important implications for other fields, such as International Trade and Development Economics.
On this website you can download my CV and have a preview of some of my research and teaching activities.