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CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

  • Full Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance, University of Rome Tor Vergata.

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata: 2001-2013.
  • Simon Research Fellow, School of Economic and Social Studies, University of Manchester, Manchester, GB: 1997- 2001.
  • Senior Research Fellow, Warwick Business School, Research Bureau, Technological Innovation Research Unit, Warwick University, Coventry, GB: 1995-997.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Sassari: 1995- 2001.
  • Research Associate, European University Institute, Florence: 1995.
  • Research Officer, CNR Project ''Services and Structure for the Internationalization of Italian Firms'': 1991- 1993.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D in Economics, European University Institute, 1995.

Dissertation: '' Essays on Growth and Hysteresis''

Examining Committee: P. Aghion ( Harvard University), G. Alogoskoufi (Athens University), R. Faini (University of Brescia), M. Salmon

(Advisor), R. Waldmann (Co-advisor).

  • M.Sc. in Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Laurea (BA) in Economics, University of Modena (110/110 cum Laude).

TEACHING

University of Rome Tor Vergata (Faculty of Economics):

  • Master Level Courses

Behavioral Microeconomics(2018/19)

Development Economics (2017/18-)

Economia della Crescita e dello Sviluppo (Economics of Growth and Development): 2013/14- 2015/16.

Laboratorio di Economia Politica (Political Economy Workshop): 2014/15- 2015/16.

Advanced Topics in Economics (taught in english): 2008/9- 2012/13.

Macroeconomia della Crescita (Macroeconomics of Growth): 2009/10 and 2011/12.

Macroeconomia (Macroeconomics): 2006/7-2007/8.

Metodi di Ottimizzazione (Optimization Methods): 2005/6- 2006/7.

  • Bachelor of Art Level Courses

Scienza delle Finanze (Public Economics): 2003/4.

Politica Economica (Economic Policy): 2001/2-2002/3.

  • Ph.D Courses (all taught in english)

Advanced Macroeconomics: 2017/18-

Theory of Taxation: 2002/3- 2010/11.

Macroeconomics: 2007/8.

Advanced Topics in Economics: 2008/9- 2012/13.

Economics of Growth: 2014/15-2015/16.

University of Sassari (Faculty of Economics)

  • Bachelor of Art Level Courses

Macroeconomia (Macroeconomics): 1992/3- 1994/5, 1999/2000- 2000/2001.

Rimini Center for Economic Analysis

  • Summer School on Developments in Economic Growth Analysis

Human Capital and Economic Growth: 2011, 2012.

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Grant from MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education), Head of Research Unit, University

of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Endogenous Markups, Economic Cycles and Growth:

the Role of Macroeconomic Policies ", 2009-11.

  • Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project:"Growth and Volatility", 2007.
  • Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Taxation with Hyperbolic Discounting and Habit Formation", 2006.
  • Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Growth and Uncertainty", 2005.
  • Grant from MIUR, Participant to Research Unit, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: " Sectoral Regulation and Competition Policies in Regulated Markets", 2004.
  • Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Taxation in a Model with Technical Progress", 2003.
  • Grant from MIUR, Participant to Research Unit, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Liberalization of Public Services in the EU", 2002.
  • Grant from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Project: "Analysis of the Relationship between Growth and Cycles and its Implications for Monetary and Fiscal Policy'', 2002.
  • CIDE Scholarship, 1997.
  • CNR ( Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) Scholarship, Project: "Services and Structures for the internationalization of Italian Firms", 1991-1993.

CONFERENCES AND RECENT SEMINARS

  • Free University of Berlin, Research Seminars in Economics, 2019.
  • Epei Conference, Naples, 2018.
  • DEGIT XXIII, Moscow, 2018.
  • Finance and Economic Growth in the aftermath of the Crisis, University of Milan, Milan, IT, 2017
  • Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Manchester GB, 2015. OFCE, SKEMA, NC State Economic Growth and Macroeconomics Workshop, Valbonne, FR, 2015.
  • RCEA GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP, Rimini, 2015.
  • OFCE, SKEMA, NC State Economic Growth and Macroeconomics Workshop, Valbonne, FR, 2014.
  • Department of Economics and Finance, Guelph University, Western Ontario, Canada, 2014.
  • ASSET Annual Meeting, Aix en Provence, FR, 2014.
  • University of Barcelona, Department of Economic Theory, Barcelona, ES, 2013.
  • Duke University Triangle Dynamic Macro workshop, Durham, US, 2013.
  • IV CICSE Conference "Structural Change, Dynamics,and Economic Growth", Leghorn, 2013.
  • 4th RCEA Workshop on Developments on Macro and Growth, Rimini, 2013.
  • Association for Public Economic Theory Annual Meeting (PET2013), Lisbon, Portugal 2013.
  • Journées Louis-André Gerard-Varet Conference in Public Economics, Aix-en Provence, Fr. 2013.
  • OFCE, SKEMA, NC State Economic Growth and Macroeconomics Workshop, Valbonne, FR, 2013.
  • Prin 2008 workshop “Advances in DSGE Models”, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, 2013.
  • Triangle Dynamic Workshop, Duke University, Durham, NC, US, 2013.
  • Department of Economics & Finance, Guelph University, Guelph, O, Canada, February 2013.
  • Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Goethe University, Frankfurt, DE, December 2012.
  • Department of Economics, Konstanz University, Konstanz, DE, 2012.
  • Dynare Conference, Zurich, Ch., 2012.
  • Degit XVI Conference, Milan, 2012.
  • Journées Louis-André Gerard-Varet Conference in Public Economics, Marseille, Fr. 2012.
  • Annual Meeting of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, Rome, 2011.
  • Conference on Growth and Business Cycle in Theory and Practice, Manchester GB 2011.
  • Workshop "Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis", Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Rimini 2011.
  • Journées Louis-André Gerard-Varet Conference in Public Economics, Marseille, Fr.
  • Workshop Prin (MIUR Project 2008-2010, Short-horizon Fiscal authorities, monetary policy and Financial markets in DSGE models), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome 2011.
  • Workshop Prin (MIUR Project 2009-11, Endogenous Markups, Economic Cycles and Growth: the Role of Macroeconomic Policies), University La Sapienza, Rome 2011.
  • ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop "Unemployment Developments After The Crisis", ECB, Frankfurt, DE 2010.
  • Degit XV Conference, Frankfurt DE 2010.
  • Annual Meeting of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, Catania 2010.
  • Conference on Growth and Business Cycle in Theory and Practice, Manchester GB 2009.
  • Association for Public Economic Theory Annual Meeting (PET2009), Galway, Ireland 2009.
  • Annual Meeting of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, Rome 2009.
  • Workshop on Economic Growth, Rimini Center for Economic Analysis, Rimini 2009.
  • ''From GDP To Well-Being: Economics On The Road To Sustainability'', Marche University, Faculty of Economics "Giorgio Fuà", Ancona, 2009.
  • ''Measuring the Progress of Italian Society'', ISAE-OECD, Rome, 2009.
  • Conference on Happiness and Relational Goods: Well- Being and Interpersonal Relations in the Economic Sphere, San Servolo, Venice, 2009.
  • IX Conference of International Society of Quality of Life Studies, ''Quality of Life studies: Measures and Goals of the Progress of Societies'', Florence, 2009.
  • Econometric Society -European Economic Association Meeting, Milan 2008.
  • Annual Meeting of the Società Italiana degli Economisti, Peruse, 2008.
  • Association for Public Economic Theory Annual Meeting (PET2008), Seoul, ROK 2008.
  • International "Tor Vergata" Conference on Banking and Finance, Rome, 2007.
  • The Second PIERO MONCASCA Money-Macro Workshop, Padua, 2007.
  • Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Group, Manchester, GB 2007.
  • Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Group, Coventry, GB 2002.
  • Warwick Summer Research Conference on "New Economies, New Technologies and Public Economics'', Coventry, GB, 2001.
  • Conference on Growth and Business Cycles in Theory and Practice, Manchester, GB 2000.
  • Colloque T2M, Theories et Methodes de la Macroeconomie, Paris FR, 2000.
  • Conference on Expectations, Economic Theory and Economic Policy, Bank of Italy, EUI, CEPR Peruse, 1999.
  • Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics, Alghero, 1999.
  • Conference of the Money Macro and Finance Group, Durham, GB, 1997.
  • Econometric Society European Meeting, Toulouse, FR, 1997.
  • Royal Economic Society Conference, Stoke-on-Trent, GB, 1997.
  • Econometric Society European Meeting, Istanbul, TR, 1996.
  • European Economic Association Meeting, Istanbul, TR, 1996.
  • Igier, Colloquia on Economic Research, Milan, 1996.
  • Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Swansea, GB, 1996.
  • ASSET Meeting, Istanbul, TR, 1995.
  • Meeting of the Society for Economic Dynamics and Control, Barcelona, ES, 1995.

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Ph.D TEI (Economic Theory and Institutions), University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2001-
  • Member of the Scientific Committee, Vilfredo Pareto Library, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2013-
  • Member of the Organizing Committee, Clemif ( Corso di Laurea in Economia deiMercati e degli Intermediari Finanziari) CEIS-Tor Vergata Seminars Organizer, 2010-2013.
  • PhD Advisor (TEI, University of Rome Tor Vergata): Valentina Antonaroli, FabrizioValenti (Ph.D. 2015; Save the Children International, London, UK), Ilaria Tedesco (Ph.D. 2013; Greenwich University, London, UK), Elena Giachin Ricca (Ph.D. 2012;European Commission, Brussels, BE), Xin Long (Ph.D. 2010; Asian Development Bank, Manila, PH).
  • Senior Fellow Rimini Center of Economic Analysis: 2009
  • Member of PhD Awarding Committees: University of Milan (2015); Sapienza University, Rome ( 2015).

Referee for the following journals:

  • Economic Journal
  • Empirical Economics
  • European Economic Review
  • International Journal of Manpower
  • Internation Review of Economics
  • Journal of Applied Econometrics
  • Journal of Cultural Economics
  • Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control
  • Journal of Economic Theory
  • Journal of Economics
  • Journal of Macroeconomics
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Economic Surveys Labour
  • Macroeconomic Dynamics
  • The Manchester School
  • Oxford Economic Papers
  • Social Indicators Research
  • Southern Economic Journal

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • "Factor Income Taxation in a Horizontal Innovation Model"with Xin Long, Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 154(C), 37-159.
  • ''Oecd Agricultural Subsidies And Poverty Rates In Lower Income Countries'' with Ilaria Tedesco and Giovanni Trovato, International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 2015, 3(2), 31–49.
  • ''Productivity Growth and Volatility: How Important are Wage and Price Rigidities? '' with Barbara Annicchiarico, Oxford Economic Papers, 2014, 66 (1), 306-324.
  • "The paradox of children and life satisfaction" with Leonardo Becchetti and ElenaGiachin Ricca, Social Indicators Research, 2013, 111(3), 725-751.
  • ''What are we learning from the life satisfaction literature? ''with Leonardo Becchetti, International Review of Economics, 2013, 60 (2), 113-155.
  • "The Relationship Between Social Leisure and Life Satisfaction: Causality and Policy Implications " with Leonardo Becchetti and Elena Giachin Ricca, Social Indicators Research, 2012, 108(3), 453-490.
  • ''Endogenous Growth, Monetary Shocks and Nominal Rigidities'' with Barbara Annicchiarico and Lorenza Rossi, Economics Letters, 2011, 113, 2, 103-107.
  • ''Long-Term Growth and Short-Term Volatility: The Labour Market Nexus'' with Barbara Annicchiarico, and Luisa Corrado, The Manchester School, 2011, 79, Issue Supplement s1, 646–672.
  • ''On the Causal Impact of Relational Goods on Happiness'', with Leonardo Becchetti and Elena Giachin Ricca, Rivista di Politica Economica, 10-11, 2008,199-232.
  • ''Relational Goods, Sociability, and Happiness'' with Leonardo Becchetti and Fiammetta Rossetti, Kyklos, 61, 3, 2008, Blackwell, 343-363.
  • ''Growth, Cycles and Stabilization policy'' with Keith Blackburn, Oxford Economic Papers, 2005, 57, 262-282.
  • ''On the Relationship between Growth and Volatility'' with Keith Blackburn, Economics Letters, 2004, 83, 123-127.
  • ''Can Waste Improve Welfare? '' with Robert Waldmann, Journal of Public Economics, 2000, 77, 45-79.
  • ''Stability Properties of a Growth Model '' with Robert Waldmann, Economics Letters, 1998, 61, 55-60
  • ''Public Financing of Education and Research in a Model of Endogenous Growth'', Labour, 1997, 11, 517-539.
  • ''Nominal Shocks, Endogenous Growth and the Business Cycle'', Economic Journal, 1997, 107, 467-474.
  • ''Indeterminacy in a Growth Model with Elastic Labour Supply'' with Robert Waldmann, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 1997, 2, 201-212.
  • ''Cumulative Causation and Endogenous Growth: A Synthesis '', Sviluppo Economico, 1995, 1, 60-106.
  • ''Long-run Consequences of Finite Exchange Rate Bubbles'', Open Economies Review, 1993, 4, 15-26 .

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • “The non-linearity in the relationship between human capital and growth" with T. Stengos and F. Valenti” in A. Bucci , A. Prskawetz and K. Prettner (eds) . “The Role of Human Capital and Demographics on Economic Growth: Health, Education and Prosperity” , Palgrave-MacMillan, forthcoming.
  • "Relational Goods and Happiness Data" 2016 in L. Bruni and P.L. Porta (eds) - Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Happiness and Quality of Life, Edward Elgar (ISBN: 978 1 78347 116 4, eISBN: 978 1 78347 117 1, http://www.eelgar.com/shop/handbook-of-research-methods-and-applications-in-happiness-andquality-of-life).

WORKING PAPERS

  • " Innovation, Growth and Optimal Monetary Policy" with Barbara Annicchiarico: CEIS Research Paper no. 376, to be presented to the Economic Growth and Macroeconomics Workshop, OFCE, SKEMA, NC State University, Sophia Antipolis, Fr, June 2016 and to the 13th Biennial Athenian Policy Forum Conference, Athens, GR, July 2016, second revision submitted Macroeconomics Dynamics.
  • "Aid to agriculture, trade and take-off" with Ilaria Tedesco and Thanasis Stengos, Working Paper Series 18-04, Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, presented at ICID- IFAD Worshop, Rome 2017, and Epei conference Naples, 2018.
  • "Earnings inequality, the business cycle, and the life cycle" with Diana Alessandrini, Steven Kosempel and Thanasis Stengos, Working Papers 1602, University of Guelph, Department of Economics and Finance, presented at the DEGIT XXIII conference, Moscow, 2018, at the Barcelona GSE summer forum (Socioeconomic Mobility Inequality and Growth workshop) 2016, at the North American meeting of the Econometric Society (June 2016) and at the European meeting of the Econometric society (August 2016), submitted.

  • "Volatility and Growth with Recursive Preferences" with Barbara Annicchiarico e Fabrizio Valenti, RCEA Working Paper no. 1605, presented at the Royal Economic Society annual conference, Manchester GB 2015 and at the Economic Growth and Macroeconomics Workshop, OFCE, SKEMA, NC State University, Sophia Antipolis, Fr, 2015.
  • "Is Volatility Good for Growth? Evidence from the G7'' with Elena Andreou and Marianne Sensier Discussion Paper Series, 0804, The University of Manchester, 2008 (ESEM Meeting 2008, Milan). Presented at "Short-horizon Fiscal Authorities, Monetary policy and Financial markets in DSGE models", Università Tor Vergata, Roma 2011, Workshop MIUR Project, 2009-11, "Endogenous Markups, Economic Cycles and Growth: the Role of Macroeconomic Policies ", University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome 2011, Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research 2011 Conference, Manchester GB; Workshop "Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis", RCEA Rimini 2011).
  • ''Labor market imperfections, real wage rigidities and financial shocks'' with Nicola Acocella, Laura Bisio and Giovanni Di Bartolomeo, Department of Communication, Teramo Working Paper no. 70, 2011, (Journees Louis-Andre Gerard-Varet Conference in Public Economics, Aix en Provence, Fr. 2013. Presented: Dynare Conference 2012, Zurich Workshop MIUR Project 2008-2010, "Short-horizon Fiscal Authorities, Monetary policy and Financial markets in DSGE models", UniversitàTor Vergata, Roma 2011, Workshop MIUR Project, 2009-11, "Endogenous Markups,Economico Cycles and Growth: the Role of Macroeconomic Policies ", University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome 2011, Workshop "Advances in Business Cycles and Economic Growth Analysis", RCEA Rimini 2011, ECB/CEPR Labour Market Workshop "Unemployment Developments After The Crisis", ECB, Frankfurt DE2010, Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research 2011 Conference, Manchester GB; DEGIT 2011 St. Petersburg, RU)
  • ''Lump-sum taxes in a R&D model'' with Xin Long e Robert Waldmann, CEIS Working Paper No. 120, 2008 (presented: Annual Meeting Societa' Italiana degli Economisti, Perugia ottobre 2008, PET2008, Seoul 2008).
  • ''The effect of nominal shock uncertainty on output growth'' with Elena Andreou and Marianne Sensier, Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research Discussion Paper Series, University of Manchester, No. 40, 2003 (presented: Conference of the MoneyMacro and Finance Group, Warwick University, 2002).
  • ''On the Relationship between Growth and Volatility in Learning-by- Doing Economies'' con Keith Blackburn, Manchester Discussion Papers, 0017, 2000 (presented: Conference on Growth and Business Cycles in Theory and Practice, University of Manchester 2000, Colloque T2M, Theories et Methodes de la Macroeconomie, Universite' Paris X-Modem, Paris, 2000)

WORK IN PROGRESS

  • ''On the non monotonous relationship between growth and human capital'', with Thanasis Stengos and Fabrizio Valenti.
  • ''Aid to agriculture, trade and take-off '', with Thanasis Stengos and Ilaria Tedesco.
  • ''Optimal Taxation in a Schumpeterian model without scale effects'', with Valentina Antonaroli.
  • "A Behavioral Model of Credit Cycles", with Barbara Annicchiarico and Robert Waldmann.
  • "Relational goods and the Internet: an empirical investigation ", with Luisa Corrado and Andrea Fazio.