A Little About Myself.
I am Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Turin. I am also Contract Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan.
My research focuses on Political Economics, with particular emphasis on psychological aspects of individuals’ political behavior. I also do research on Voting Systems within the European Union, on International Sanctions, and on Bank-Bailout Policy.
My work has been published in numerous academic journals. A recent article of mine is “Emotions and Political Unrest”, co-authored with Guido Tabellini and published in 2017 in the Journal of Political Economy (vol. 125 no.3).
I received my BA in Economics from Bocconi University in 1989, my MA in Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain in 1991, and my PhD in Economics from Bocconi University in 1994.
I was a tenured Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Teramo from 1994 through 2001 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. I joined the Economics Department - ESOMAS at the University of Turin in the Fall of 2016. Since 1995 I have been serving as Contract Professor at Bocconi University Milan. I spent extended visiting periods at Dartmouth College and at Harvard University.
I am a Senior Research Fellow of the Italian Institute for Foreign Policy Studies and a Research Fellow of Baffi-Carefin Center at Bocconi.