I am an applied microeconomist working at the intersection of organizational economics, behavioral economics, industrial organization and institutional economics. In my research I combine empirical evidence and formal theory to study how firm organization affects (and is affected by) economic and technological change. I am Associate Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Parma – Department of Economics and Management (SEA) and Affiliate at ICRIOS – Bocconi University. Since 2017 I am also a Member of the Scientific Secretariat of the Italian Society of Industrial Economics and Policy (SIEPI). Previously, I was Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Parma, Junior Assistant Professor at the School of European Political Economy (SEP) – LUISS University and Potdoctoral fellow at MEDAlics. I was Visiting Researcher at University of Copenhagen (Institute of Food and Resource Economics) and Harvard University (Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society).
I have the Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN) as Full Professor in Economics (SECS-P/01), Economic Policy (SECS-P/02) and Applied Economics (SECS-P/04).
I won the Elinor Ostrom Prize (2014), Franco Modigliani Fellowship (4th Edition – 2013) and the Fabio Gobbo Award (2012). My articles have have been published in Research Policy, Socio-Economic Review, Small Business Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Industry and Innovation, Scientometrics, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, L’Industria.
I hold a PhD in Economics from the University of Siena and an MA and BA in Economics from the University of Parma.
I live in Reggio Emilia with my wife Agnese, our two daughters Nilde and Olivia, and our crazy boxer Maki.