I am Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) and Vice Director of the Center for European Studies (CefES). I was born in Turin, graduated in Economics from the University of Torino (Italy), and received my MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow (UK) and PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen (UK).
Before moving to Milano-Bicocca University, I was Assistant and then Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Piemonte Orientale (Novara, Italy), Lecturer at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK) and Aberdeen University (Aberdeen, UK). I also was a Fulbright Research Scholar at Michigan State University (US) and consultant for the European Central Bank. I am a Fellow of the Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (CeRP, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy), Senior Fellow of the Rimini Center for Economic Analysis (RCEA, Canada) and member of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN). I am member of the Editorial Board of Econometrics, Heliyon, the Open Journal of Statistics, Sci, Nordicum-Meditteraneum and the Asia-Pacific Journal of Mathematics.
My research interests include macro, financial and climate change economics and econometrics, with particular reference to the macro-finance interface and the interconnection of economic and financial cycles. I have published over 70 articles in academic journals in the above topics, including the Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Modeling, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, International Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Central Banking and Energy Economics.