SANTAGIUSTINA Carlo Romano Marcello Alessandro

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Dipartimento di Management
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Sede: San Giobbe
Dipartimento di Filosofia e Beni Culturali
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Research Institute
Research Institute for Complexity

My research aims to shed light on how individuals perceive, appraise and communicate about risks and situations with uncertain outcomes. To do so I study online communication and deliberation processes: on social networks, online newspapers, blogs and forums. By developing and then using natural language processing and text analysis tools I rummage huge amounts of textual data searching for the expression of expectations, beliefs about risk factors, causation chains, surprise and anticipation signalling through words.  In my doctoral research project, for which I was recently awarded a PhD in Economics, I used data from Twitter to study the worldwide dynamics of civil society uncertainty and its relation to market volatility. I focused on the year 2016, the year of Trump's triumph at the US presidential elections, and, of the victory of the Brexit front at the U.K. EU-referendum. My research shows that uncertainty is a fundamental part of communication processes and investment decision-making, which influences the way we interpret information, we update our beliefs and we represent the future. 

Main research interests:

  • Behavioural economics and finance (uncertainty, risk perception and expectations formation)
  • Experimental economics (web-based experiments and gamification in economic experiments) 
  • Financial markets and online media (information cascades and market volatility)
  • Web data analysis and modelling (text based indexes for social phenomena)
  • Online social network analysis and modelling (graph theory) 
  Current positions: Research and teaching experience:
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, visiting researcher for EU project Odycceus (jan. 2019)
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Dept. of Management, Lecturer for short course titled: "Doing research with web data" (nov. - dec. 2018)
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Dept. of Economics, Philosophy Doctorate in Economics (sep. 2014 - sep. 2018)
  • University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Dept. of Media Studies, visiting researcher for EU project Odycceus (feb. - jun. 2017)
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Dept. of Management, TA and tutor for course titled: "Industrial Organization" (sep. 2015 - jan. 2016)
  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy), Dept. of Management,  tutor for course titled: "Business Management and Marketing" (sep. 2015 - jan. 2016)


  • Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Master degree in Economics: "Economics and Management"
  • Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Bachelor degree in Economics: "Economia Monetaria ed Internazionale"
  • Lycée Felix Esclangon, Baccalauréat general sèrie Scientifique 
PhD thesis, books, papers, drafts, reports, etc.:   CV and other info:   Linked-in Profile: Carlo R. M. A. Santagiustina   ReserchGate Profile: Carlo Santagiustina