I am currently Maitre d'Enseignement et de Recherche in Economics.
I graduated in 2002 from the University of Bologna with a Ph. D. in Economics and Law. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the LATTS - Laboratoire CNRS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et des Chausses and Universitée Marne la Vallée - Paris, I joined the University of Lugano in 2005 as lecturer and researcher in public economics. I'm also lecturer and researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and at the Fondazione Campus Lucca (University of Pisa).
My research interests include economics, regulation and management of public services (mainly energy - both renewable and non-renewable, water, waste), education.
As a field researcher, I worked for the Governo del Canton Ticino, for national and international utilities as well as for the UE as advisor in the field of energy and environment. I am also member of the advisory board of two high-tech start-up.
I published various articles in national and international journals and reviews in the field of public economics; I am member of the scientific committee of peer-reviewed journals and referees for international reviews.
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose" (Zora Neale Hurston, American Anthropologist, 1891 - 1960)