Research Output per year
Macroeconomic Theory, Behavioural Economics, Labour Markets;
- Wage Setting, Reciprocity, and Unemployment Dynamics;
- Macroeconomic Policy, Monetary Policy Theory and Practice;
Academic / Professional qualifications
B.A. Economics, Università Politecnica delle Marche, 2009-2012
M.Sc. Applied Economics, University of Strathclyde (Best Overall Performance), 2012/2013
Ph.D. Economics, University of Strathclyde, 2013-2017
I am a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde since August 2018. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in November 2017. During the 2017/2018 academic year I held a Teaching Associate position at the University of Strathclyde with Lecturer/Coordinator responsibilities for two advanced macroeconomic classes taught to honours and M.Sc. students.
My research interests lie at the intersection of behavioural economics, the microeconomics of the employment relationship, and the macroeconomic theory of wages and unemployment.
I am a versatile theorist with a wide-ranging knowledge of the behavioural economics literature---reference-dependence, fairness, norms and social identity---and the macroeconomic literature on labour market fluctuations and monetary policy. My final aim is to improve our understanding of the determinants of cyclical fluctuations in wages and unemployment by gaining a deeper understanding, and rigorously modelling, the microeconomic behaviour of workers and firms engaged in search, hiring, wage setting and production.
My approach so far has been mainly theoretical and qualitative in style. In my ongoing research I am currently designing and implementing laboratory experiments to test the hypotheses arising from my models, and to further advance our understanding of the employment relationship.
Despite this focus, I am very open and curious towards multidisciplinary approaches to all fields of economics, especially when this engage with novel insights from psychology and sociology.
Expertise & Capabilities
I have expertise in:
1) Macroeconomic Theory;
2) Behavioural Economics (theory and experiments);
mainly within the areas of:
3) Labour Markets, Wages and Unemployment.
I am happy to supervise suitably qualified PhD students in these areas; please get in touch if you want to discuss a potential research project.
Master of Science, University Of Strathclyde
Sep 2012 → Sep 2013
Bachelor of Economics, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Sep 2009 → Oct 2012
Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Strathclyde
Oct 2013 → …
Intern, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECDFeb 2016 → …
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Working paper
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis