Team

The VERA center carries out its research and educational activities thanks to the efforts made by all the team members that make it up.
The Center aims to expand the research and teaching network through the recruitment of academic staff (also through direct call), financing visiting position for qualified international experts and scholars, attracting Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows and ERC grantees, providing them appropriate infrastructures, potential collaborations and accompanying measures.

Thanks to funding from the VERA center, the Department of Economics has recruited professors and young researchers to enhance its research and educational activities.

Elisa Barbieri

Elisa Barbieri
Associate Professor of Applied Economics
Research interests: Industrial policies, developing countries

Stefano Battiston

Stefano Battiston
Associate Professor of Economic Policy
Research interests: Network models, systemic risk, sustainable finance, climate risk

Giacomo Di Tollo

Giacomo Di Tollo
Research Fellow in Mathematical Methods of Economics, Finance and Actuarial Sciences
Research interests: Research evaluation by quantitative methods; autonomous evolutionary computation; credit risk assessment by neural networks; experimental analysis of algorithms; financial optimization; touristic districts by metaheuristics

Vera Djordjilovic

Vera Djordjilovic
Assistant Professor in Statistics
Research interests: Computational statistics, biostatistics

Fabio Michelucci

Fabio Michelucci
Associate Professor of Economics
Research interests: Microeconomic Theory, Industrial Organization, Market Design

Francesco Moscone

Francesco Moscone
Associate Professor of Public Economics

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Health Economics

Ayokunle Anthony Osuntuyi

Ayokunle Anthony Osuntuyi
Research Fellow in Econometrics

Research interests: Asset pricing, multivariate analysis, bayesian inference, monte carlo methods, performance measures, risk management, portfolio theory

Davide Raggi

Davide Raggi
Associate Professor of Econometrics

Research interests: Monte Carlo methods for inference, State-space models, nonlinear models, time series econometrics (Markov switching, volatility modelling, jumps in finance), macroeconometrics (DSGE and VAR models)

Teresa Randazzo

Teresa Randazzo
Research Fellow in Econometrics
Research interests: Microeconometrics, development economics and economics of migration

Simone Righi

Simone Righi
Assistant Professor in Mathematical Methods of Economics, Finance and Actuarial Sciences
Research interests: Industrial organization, social interactions and network theory, opinion dynamics and applications to simulated financial markets, microeconomics

Alessandro Spiganti

Alessandro Spiganti
Assistant Professor of Economic Policy
Research interests: Economics of innovation, climate change economics

Lucia Zanotto

Lucia Zanotto
Research Fellow in Social Statistics
Research interests: New models to analyze demographic, social data

Below, the list of professors and researchers of the Department of Economics who are contributing to the Center's activities:

In 2019/2020 the Department of Economics launched the Chairs of Excellence Programme to attract international researchers and scholars.

Loukas Balafoutas

Loukas Balafoutas (University of Innsbruck)
Experimental Economics taking into particular consideration the following topics: various determinants of prosocial and antisocial behaviour, human cooperation, behaviour in tournaments, the role of emotions in economic decision-making, and issues related to political economics, property rights, and questions on economic equality.
Period: to be defined

Michele Boldrin

Michele Boldrin (Washington University in Saint Louis)
Teaching activities in Macroeconomics for students of Master’s Degrees and PhD Programme
Period: 2019-2020 academic year

Christopher Cotton

Christopher Cotton (Queen's University)
Game theory, experimental economics and empirical methods to answer a range of policy questions.
Period: to be defined

Amir Rabah

Amir Rabah (University of Iowa)
Micro-economic theory (pure and applied), and covers the fields of game theory, industrial organization, economic dynamics
Period: 15-30 November 2019 and February 2020

The VERA Center promotes the visit at the Department of Economics of highly qualified international experts and scholars with a prominent scientific and professional curriculum.

Yacine Ait Sahalia

Yacine Ait Sahalia (Princeton University)
Seminars on "Financial econometrics"
Period: 8 April 2019 – 8 May 2019

Chia-Lin Chang

Chia-Lin Chang (National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan)
Research activities within the fields financial risk management, applied economics, applied econometrics.
Period: to be defined

Michel Dacorogna

Michel Dacorogna (DEAR Consulting)
Seminars on “Economics of Risk Insurance”
Period: 20 May 2019 – 20 June 2019

Jean-Michel Grandmont

Jean-Michel Grandmont (Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST))
Research activities within the fields of Economic Theory; Microeconomic Foundations of Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Theory of Unemployment, Economic Dynamics
Period: 10 November 2019 – 20 December 2019

Alain Monfort

Alain Monfort (CREST ENSAE, Paris)
Seminars on "Financial Econometrics"
Period: 27 May 2019 – 27 June 2019

Alberto Plazzi

Alberto Plazzi (Università della Svizzera italiana)
Research activities within the fields of corporate finance
Period: 7 November 2019 – 30 January 2020

Stephen Schaefer

Stephen Schaefer (London Business School)
Research activities within the fields of asset pricing and derivatives
Period: to be defined

Walter Torous

Walter Torous (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Seminars on "Real estates"
Period: 23 March 2019 – 26 April 2019

In 2018 the Department of Economics won the 4th edition of the “Top-up Foscolo Europe Fellowship [ITA]”, sponsored by UniCredit Foundation. Thanks to the award, Ca’ Foscari has offered a four-year post doc position with a highly competitive wage.

Marco Di Cataldo

Marco Di Cataldo
Research interests: Public policy analysis, economic geography, political economy

In 2018 the Department of Economics host the 2018 edition of the Carlo Giannini Fellowship in Econometrics, sponsored by UniCredit Foundation. Thanks to this founding, Ca’ Foscari has offered a two-year post doc position to Dario Palumbo from University of Cambridge.

Dario Palumbo

Dario Palumbo
Research interests: Econometrics, macroeconometrics, empirical finance, asset pricing

 

 

The VERA Centre has its own governance, complementary to the governance of the Department of Economics. The Director, supported by the Management Board members, presents an annual report on the activities of the Centre, the budget and the results achieved, compared to performance indicators, and the future planned actions. The Director is also supported by the person in charge of each research area of the project.

In addition, the governance includes an International Review Board, which has the task to evaluate and verify that research activity is carried out in accordance with ethical principles defined in international and national legislation, and an Advisory Board, which is made up of members who, individually or collectively, will provide independent advice on scientific research lines as well as views and suggestions on the identified actions and new development plans.

Director

Roberto Casarin

Roberto Casarin
Full Professor of Econometrics

Management Board

Michele Bernasconi

Michele Bernasconi
Full Professor of Public Economics

Monica Billio

Monica Billio
Full Professor of Econometrics

Agar Brugiavini

Agar Brugiavini
Full Professor of Economics

Pietro Dino Enrico Dindo

Pietro Dino Enrico Dindo
Full Professor of Economics

Carlo Giupponi

Carlo Giupponi
Full Professor of Applied Economics

Stefano Magrini

Stefano Magrini
Full Professor of Economic Policy

Paolo Pellizzari

Paolo Pellizzari
Full Professor of Mathematical Methods of Economics, Finance and Actuarial Sciences

Technologists

Technical Administrative Staff