Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the IMT School for Advanced Studies, a small and 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 focuses on the micro-level determinants of productivity, with particular attention to innovation and R&D spillovers. I am also investigating the spatial scope of the latter, as part of the more general quest for the sources of agglomeration economies. Finally, I have developed a keen interest on the economics and econometrics of networks, which I find immediately applicable to the mentioned research topics and related questions.

On this website you can download my CV and have a preview of some of my
 research and teaching activities.