A Short (quite serious) Bio
I got a BA in Economics at Bocconi University in 2000. In 2004, I defended my PhD at the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) with a thesis in empirical and theoretical international economics on the (real) exchange rate. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Management of the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Fellow of the Complexity Lab in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (in Milan), and instructor of Macroeconomics at New York University in Florence.
My research has been regarding dynamic models with heterogeneous agents and bounded rationality in financial markets and industrial organization market structure. Moreover, from an empirical point of view, I have been focusing on how different modes of internationalization (mainly FDI) affect productivity, sales, and firms’ survival probability. Recently, I am focused on the reconstruction of the FDI network at the Italian and European levels.