I am a Professor of Economics (Statutory Chair) at the University of Oxford and a Professorial Fellow at New College Oxford. Before joining Oxford, I was a Professor of Economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES).
I obtained a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bologna, a M.A. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Warwick.
I am a Research Fellow of the CEPR International Trade and Regional Economics Program, a CESifo Research Fellow, a Research Associate the CEP at the London School of Economics, and the Director of the CEPR Research Network on Global Value Chains, Trade and Development.
I have published many papers in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies.
My main research interests are in international trade, firm organization, and political economy.