I am an applied economist working on topics related to firm organization, innovation and labour. I am Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Parma – Department of Economics and Management (SEA). I am also Affiliate at ICRIOS – Bocconi University, Associated Fellows at c.MET05 – National University Center on Applied Economic Studies as well as a member of the Scientific Secretariat of the Italian Society of Industrial Economics and Policy (SIEPI). Before joining the University of Parma, I held positions at the School of European Political Economy (SEP) – LUISS University and MEDAlics. I got a PhD in economics from the University of Siena. I spent visiting periods at University of Copenhagen and Harvard University.
My articles have been published in Research Policy, Socio-Economic Review, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Small Business Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Industry and Innovation, Scientometrics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, L’Industria, La Questione Agraria.
I live in Reggio Emilia with my wife Agnese, our two daughters Nilde and Olivia, and our crazy boxer Maki.