Who I am

I am a researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland, associate researcher at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science and Nuffield College (University of Oxford). I hold a Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Milan (2012-2016). I like to define myself as a social scientist with training in applied economics and econometrics and a focus of research on development, and the interactions between population, development, and technological change. In my research I make use of both econometric techniques and experimental methodology to tackle the important issues of our world with an interdisciplinary spirit. From 2017 to 2019 I was a postdoctoral researcher at Dondena Center, Bocconi University, under the supervision of Professor Francesco Billari. Over the next years, I wish to study fertility, migration, and socio-economic development by means of lab-, field- and neuro-economic experiments. I am Leonardo's wife and Giovanni's (and soon Caterina's) mum.