Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Master's Degree Programme in Economics and Business
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Website (personal record)
Department of Economics
Where: San Giobbe

Research interests

My main research interests are in the fields of Real Options and Resource Economics. I have worked on contract design for the provision of environmental services, investment in flexible production systems, investment in renewable energy sources, forest conservation and foreign direct investment. I have recently focused on land allocative issues and auctions of procurement contracts and real assets.

Current position

Associate Professor (Applied Economics), Dept. of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

National Scientific Habilitation for Full Professorship in: i) Economic Policy (13-A2, SECS-P/02, 04/06/21-04/06/32) and ii) Public Finance (11/12/23 - 11/12/34).

National Scientific Habilitation for Associate Professorship in: i) Economics (13-A1, SECS-P/01, 26/07/18-26/07/29), ii) Economic Policy (13-A2, SECS-P/02, 23/12/14-23/12/25), iii) Public Finance (13-A3, SECS-P/03, 26/11/14-26/11/25), iv) Applied Economics (13-A4, SECS-P/06, 09/10/18-09/10/29) and v) Mathematical methods of economics, finance and actuarial sciences (13-D4, SECS-S/06, 08/10/18-08/10/29).

Previous positions

  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (RTD-b, Applied Economics), Dept. of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, 12/2018 – 12/2021.
  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (RTD-b, Economics), Dipartimento Jonico, University of Bari, 02/2017 - 12/2018.
  • Docent in Economics, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2014 - 01/2017.
  • Assistant professor, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2010 - 10/2014.
  • Post-doc research fellow, Dept. of Economics, SLU, Uppsala, 10/2008 - 10/2010.


  • 2003 - 2008: Joint PhD in Economics, University of York and University of Padova. Thesis: “Essays on information gathering and the use of natural resources”.
  • 1995 - 2002: Laurea in Economics, Bocconi University, Milan.

Conference, workshops and seminars: 2023: IAERE conference (Napoli, Italy), ASSET conference (Lisbon, Portugal); 2022: Conference on Economic Design (Padova, Italy), EAERE conference (Rimini, Italy), ASSET conference (Rethymno, Greece); 2018: Real Options Conference (Dusseldorf, Germany), ASSET conference (Florence, Italy); 2017: Christian-Albrechts-Universität (Kiel, Germany); 2016: ASSET conference (Thessaloniki, Greece), INRA-Trustee final meeting (Dijon, France), 13th Meeting of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare (Lund, Sweden), IAERE conference (Bologna, Italy); 2015: Workshop “Taxes, Subsidies and Regulation in Dynamic Models" (Brescia, Italy), Conference on Economic Design (Istanbul, Turkey), Agriculture for Development Conference (Uppsala, Sweden), IAERE conference (Padova, Italy), AgriFood Economics Centre (Lund, Sweden); 2014: Workshop "Industrial Organization: Theory, Empirics and Experiments" (Lecce, Italy), EAAE conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia); 2013: AAEA & CAES Joint Annual Meeting (Washington, USA), Nordic workshop "The forest sector in the bio-based economy" (Uppsala, Sweden); 2012: Workshop "The Economics of Irreversible Choices" (Brescia, Italy), Real Options Conference (London, United Kingdom); 2011: EAAE conference (Zurich, Switzerland), EAERE conference (Roma, Italy), International Society of Dynamic Games workshop (Padova, Italy); 2010: National Conference of Swedish Economists (Lund, Sweden), BIOECON Conference (Venezia, Italy), World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists (Montreal, Canada), International Energy Workshop at KTH (Stockholm, Sweden); 2009: CESifo workshop “Operating uncertainty using real options” (San Servolo, Venezia, Italy), EARIE conference (Ljubljana, Slovenia). 2008: Jornadas de Economia Industrial (Reus, Spain), EAERE conference (Gothenburg, Sweden), AFSE Thematic Meeting (Toulouse, France), Oenometrie XV (Collioure, France), RES PhD Presentation Meeting (London, United Kingdom); 2007: Giornata Levi-Cases doctoral seminars (Padova, Italy), BIOECON conference (Cambridge, United Kingdom); 2006: BIOECON conference (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Giornata Levi-Cases doctoral seminars (Padova, Italy).

Awards: 2011: Best conference paper award at the 13th Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, August 30 - September 2, for the paper “Optimal Conservation Policy under Imperfect Intergenerational Altruism”; 2009: “Levi Cases” Award (first prize) for PhD thesis in Environmental and Energy Economics, Centro Levi Cases, University of Padova.

Referee for: Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Land Use Policy, Research In Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, Economic Systems, Economics Bulletin, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Economics Bulletin, Energies, Energy Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Geneva Risk and Insurance Review, German Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Forestry Review, Journal of Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, EAAE conference 2011 and 2014, IAERE conference 2015, ASSET conference 2022, Research Grants Council (Hong Kong), Research in Transportation Economics.

For an updated version (in English) of my cv please have a look here.