• *Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale al ruolo di Professore Ordinario – I Fascia: Settore Concorsuale 13/D2 (ssd: SECS-S/03) STATISTICA ECONOMICA, dal 2/10/2022 al 2/10/2032
  • *Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale al ruolo di Professore Associato – II Fascia: Settore Concorsuale 13/D2 (ssd: SECS-S/03) STATISTICA ECONOMICA, dal 31/05/2021 al 31/05/2030;  Settore Concorsuale 13/D1 (ssd: SECS-S/01) STATISTICA, dal 16/07/2018 al 16/07/2027; Settore Concorsuale 13/A5 (ssd: SECS-P/05) ECONOMETRIA, dal 28/03/2017 al 28/03/2026

Previous positions

  • Assistant Professor (Rtd-b), Department of Economics “Marco Biagi” – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (September 2018 – August 2021)
  • Post-Doc Research Fellowship, Department of Economics – University of Verona, Italy (September 2016 – August 2018)
  • Post-Doc Research Fellowship, Department of Economics “Marco Biagi” – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy (September 2013 – August 2016)
  • Visiting Researcher at Imperial College Business School, London, UK (September – October 2015)
  • Visiting Researcher at University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece (November – December 2016)

Education

  • MSc in Economics (Summa cum laude) 2009 – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Thesis:”Structural macroeconomic analysis for dynamic factor models”
    Supervisor: M.Forni – Winner 2010 Premio Costa for the Best MSc Thesis in Economics (1st place)
  • Visiting PhD Student at CEMFI 2012
  • PhD in Economics (Excellent and mention of “Doctor Europaeus”) 2014
    Advanced School of Economics – Cà Foscari University of Venice, Italy
    Thesis:”Essays on Markov Switching Models with Applications in Economics and Finance”
    Supervisor: M.Billio – Winner 2014 SIE Award for the Best PhD Thesis in Economics

Research Interest
Econometrics, Time series models, Stochastic Processes, Nonlinear Models, Estimation Methods, Testing Problems, Algorithms for Model Selection, Multivariate Statistics, Statistical Inference, Statistical Learning, Classification and data reduction methods.

Grants & Honors

  • Academic scholarship for worth students A.Y. 2006/2007 and A.Y. 2007/2008 – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Degree prize scholarship for the A.Y. 2008/2009  – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • Three years full scholarship for Doctoral Program in Economics – Cà Foscari University of Venice and MIUR
  • “Angelo Costa” 2010-2011 prize for the MSc Thesis in Economics (1st place) – Rivista di Politica Economica and Confindustria – October 2011
  • Certificate of Merit University of Modena and Reggio E. for distinguished activities within national and international research – October 2012
  • Scholarship for I.S.E.O. Summer School 2014
  • Best PhD Thesis in Economics (XIV Edition, Italian Economic Association) – October 2014
  • Best Doctoral Student Award (3.000 euro) Cà Foscari University of Venice – Fall 2014
  • Certificate of Merit University of Modena and Reggio E. for distinguished activities within national and international research – December 2014
  • Winner of the Robert Solow Postdoctoral Fellowship A.Y. 2015/2016, Cournot Foundation – Paris.
  • Certificate of Merit University of Modena and Reggio E. for distinguished activities within national and international research – March 2016
  • Research grant CooperInt 2016, University of Verona Internationalisation Programme
  • Rosalind Franklin Award in Science winners – for the best paper for the year 2021 in Big Data journal (with Ulpiana Kocollari)

Participation in Research Projects

  • PRIN-MIUR Grant 2010-2011 – prot. 2010J3LZEN-003 (Modena Unit): “Forecasting economic and financial time series: understanding the complexity and modelling structural change”; 01/09/2013 – 31/01/2016
  • FAR Research Grant “VAR Strutturali e Modelli a Fattori per l’Analisi e la Previsione del Ciclo Economico: Teoria ed Applicazioni”; 01/09/2015 – 31/12/2016
  • FAR Research Grant “Effetti non lineari di shock macroeconomici: metodi e applicazioni”; 01/01/2018 – 31/03/2020
  • FAR Research Grant “Analisi statistica di modelli nonlineari per serie finanziarie e valutazione empirica del loro fitting ai dati reali”; 01/01/2020 – 31/03/2021
  • FAR Research Grant “Modelli Fattoriali e Regime switching per l’Analisi e Previsione dei Prezzi energetici Intertemporale (breve-medio-lungo periodo): FaR hAPPI”; 30/07/2020- 30/01/2022
  • FAR Research Grant “Work datafication and behavioral visibility in the digital workplace”; 01/12/2021 – 01/06/2023
  • FAR Research Grant “Advances in Markov Switching Bilinear and VAR models: statistical inference and empirical applications”; tbd

Presentations in International Conferences

  • (2012): CEMFI (Madrid, Spain), Cà Foscari (Venice, Italy) , CFE-ERCIM 2012 (Oviedo, Spain)
  • (2013): QED Jamboree 2013 (Vienna, Austria), 1st WEEE (Perugia, Italy), S.Co. 2013 (Milan, Italy), RSA SIE 2013 (Bologna, Italy), Economic Seminar Series (Modena, Italy)
  • (2014): BOMOPAV 2014 (Padova, Italy), RCEF 2014 (Rimini, Italy), PRIN workshop (Rome, Italy), CFE 2014 (Pisa, Italy)
  • (2015): ICEEE 2015 (Salerno, Italy), 2nd ViennaWorkshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance (Vienna, Austria), Economic Seminar Series (Modena, Italy), ITISE 2015 (Granada, Spain), RSA SIE 2015 (Napoli, Italy), PRIN workshop (Bologna, Italy)
  • (2016): TES 2016 (Chiang Mai, Thailand), University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece), MAF 2016 (Paris, France), CAC 2016 (Lyon, France), EEA-ESEM 2016 (Geneve, Switzerland), 27th EC^2 conference on big data (Toulouse, France)
  • (2017): ICEEE 2017 (Messina, Italy), University of Verona (Italy)
  • (2018): CAC 2018 (Lyon, France), RCEA 2018 (Rimini, Italy), SIS 2018 (Palermo, Italy)
  • (2019): ICEEE 2019 (Lecce, Italy), Alle frontiere della ricerca – RECent (Modena, Italy), Big Data in Business (London, UK), Felicità e Lavoro (Modena, Italy), CFE-CMStatistics 2019 (London, UK)
  • (2020): EBES 2020 (virtual), CFE-CMStatistics 2020 (virtual)
  • (2021): CFE-CMStatistics 2021 (virtual)
  • (2022): SIS 2022 (Caserta, Italy), CFE-CMStatistics 2022 (London, UK)
  • (2023): tba