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Born on 30 March, 1981 in Cosenza (Italy). Married, one daughter.


Jan 2023- Full Professor of Public Economics, University of Calabria (Italy)

2021-2022 Full Professor of Economic Policy , “Magna Graecia” University,Catanzaro (Italy)

2018- Sept. 2021 Associate Professor of Public Economics, “Magna Graecia” University, Catanzaro

2017– 2018 Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Salerno

2011-2017 Assistant Professor of Public Economics, University of Salerno


2021-to date Research Fellow, RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

2020-to date Research Fellow, IZA (Institute of Labor Economics)

2020-to date Research Fellow, Global Labor Organization (GLO)

2011-to date External Affiliate, Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG),University of York


2008                            Ph.D. Specialization in Health Economics and Policy,SSPH+, 

                                      University of Lausanne

 2008     Ph.D. Applied Economics, University of Calabria    

2003                             B.A. Business and Economics, University of Calabria, Final grade:110/110         


2017-2023        Member elect of the steering committee of the Italian Health Economics Association           (AIES)

2021-                  Associate Editor, Oxford Open Economics

2020-                  Editorial Board, Politica Economica- Journal of Economic Policy

2018-                  Editorial Board, Economics and Human Biology 


2022 PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) grant for the project "The economic returns and distributional effects of Hospital Public Spending for Technological Progress in Health Care ". Coordinator of the research unit

2022 PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) grant for the project "Reconciling efficiency and equity in the italian health care system after the pandemic crisis". Member of the research unit

2019  PRIN (Progetti di Ricerca di Interesse Nazionale) grant for the project “Public Policy Evaluation  in the    Wake of the Great  Recession”. Member of the research unit. Award: 250,000 euros.

2011-2019 FARB (Finanziamento di Ateneo per la Ricerca di base) by the University of Salerno Award: 20,000 Euros.

2007    Young Research Program by the University of Calabria.  Award: 20,000 Euros


Economic Journal, Journal of Health Economics**,  Health Economics***, Economics and Human Biology***,   Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Vaccine, Social Choice and Welfare, Social Science and Medicine, PLOS One, Food Policy, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Health Policy*, Economic Inquiry, American Journal of Health Economics,  Geneva papers on risk and insurance, European Journal of Health Economics, Kyklos, Southern Economic Journal, Health Policy and Planning, Journal of Happiness Studies, Bulletin of Economic Research, Economia Politica, British Medical Journal , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Italian Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Health Research.

*≥2 referee reports **≥  3 referee reports ***≥  5 referee reports