I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Pisa, and completed my postgraduate work (MSc and PhD in Economics) at the University of Siena. Since then, I have attended a number of interesting postgraduate courses to keep me updated on econometrics and other topics.


  • 09/2005-10/2009 PhD in Economics, University of Siena (Italy)
    PhD thesis title: “Global Imbalances and the Role of Savings – Four Essays”
    Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Luini (University of Siena)
    Thesis Committee: Prof. Luigi Benfratello (University of Torino), Prof. Alberto Dalmazzo (University of Siena), Dr. Riccardo De Bonis (Bank of Italy), Prof. Ernesto Savaglio (University of Pescara)
  • 09/2005-06/2006 MSc in Economics, University of Siena (Italy)
  • 09/2000-02/2005 BSc in Economia Aziendale, University of Pisa (Italy), 110/110 cum laude
    Dissertation title: “Critic Views and Reform Proposals of the International Economic System”
    Supervisor: Prof. Pompeo della Posta (University of Pisa)
  • 09/1995-07/2000 High School Diploma, ITC Luigi Einaudi, Piombino (100/100)

Further Education

  • 06/2017 Sensitivity analysis, JRC Ispra (Italy), SAMO team
  • 12/2014 Optimal tax policy, JRC Sevilla (Spain), Prof. Susana Peralta
  • 11/2014 Panel data econometrics, JRC Sevilla (Spain), Prof. José M. Labeaga
  • 09/2014 Non-linear time series econometrics, JRC Sevilla (Spain), Prof. José M. Gil and Monia Ben Kaabia
  • 07/2013 Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education with Distinction, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford (UK)
  • 12/2011 Winter School of Econometrics, Queen Mary University, London (UK), Prof. Gary Koop – Bayesian Methods for Empirical Macroeconomics
  • 08/2011 Summer School of Economics, CEMFI, Madrid (Spain), Prof. Marc J. Melitz – Micro-Structure of Trade: Theory and Evidence
  • 07/2011 Summer School of Econometrics, Trinity College, Cambridge (UK), Prof. Sean Holly – Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting
  • 06/2011 Summer School of Econometrics, NUIG, Galway (Ireland), Prof. William Greene – Topics in Microeconometrics
  • 09/2007 Summer School of Econometrics, CIDE, Bertinoro (Italy) – Cross-Sectional and Panel Data Microeconometrics
  • 05/2007 TOEFL, score: 110/120 (computer based)

Language skills: Italian (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent), French (basic)