Personal Details

Date of Birth: August 29, 1977 (One child born in 2014)
Citizenship: Italian
Language Skills: Italian (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent)

Academic Positions

June 2016     Visiting researcher, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
June 2014     Visiting researcher, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
2012-present  Member of FINET Research Group of the Becker Friedman Institute
2011-present  Assistant Professor (with tenure), Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
2009-2011     Post-doc, Paris School of Economics, Paris, France


2004-2009 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (USA): Supervisor: Larry E. Jones; Thesis Committee: V.V. Chari, Alessandra Fogli
2003-2004 Exchange Student, University of Minnesota, Economics Department
2001-2003 MA in Economics and Finance (with honors), Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy
1996-2001 BA in Economics (110/110 cum laude), Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento, Italy

Fields of Interest

Labor Economics, Family Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics


1. “Divorce Laws and Divorce Rate in the US” 2013, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol. 13(1), pages 39, August.
2. “Until Death Do Us Part? The Economics of Short-Term Marriage Contracts” 2014, with G. Ponthiere, Population Review, Vol. 53(1).
3. “Unemployment Duration of Spouses: Evidence From France” 2014, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Vol. 28(4), pp. 399-429, December.
4. “Taxation and Female Labor Supply in Italy” 2015, with F. Colonna, IZA Journal of Labor Policy, 4:5 (19 March 2015).

Working papers

1. “Intra-Firm Trade, Multinational Production, and Welfare” 2017, with P. Bombarda (Cergy), Thema Document de Travail 2017-15.
2. “Marriage Among the European Nobility” 2018, with J. Pouyet (CNRS PSE) and T. Tregouet (Cergy). R&R
3. “The Geography of Social Change” 2018, with A. Fogli (Minneapolis FED).
4. “Welfare and Trade Margins with Multinational Production” 2018, with P. Bombarda (Cergy), Thema Document de Travail 2017-14. R&R

Work in Progress

1. “The Reallocation of Time in U.S. Households: A Panel Analysis”, with Olivier Donni (Cergy).

Awards and Grants

2018 ANR Grant for the project TOPAZE Technology and Job Polarization coordinated by T. Sopraseuth
2017 ANR Grant for the project FAMINEQ Family and Inequality coordinated by O. Donni
2014 Labex MME-DII funding for the project “The Geography of Social Change”
2011 Prize in Memory of Maria Concetta Chiuri (SIEP) for the paper "Taxation and Labor Force Participation: The Case of Italy'', with F. Colonna (Bank of Italy)
2011 French National Qualification for the position of Maître de conférences (Assistant Professor with tenure)

Professional Activities

2018-present Co-organizer of the Economic Analysis, Econometrics and Finance Seminar, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
2009-2011    Co-organizer of the Political Economics Seminar, Paris School of Economics

2018-present Coordinator of International Re​​lation Program of the Department of Economics, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Member of the FINET Research Group of the Becker Friedman Institute.

Referee for American Economic Journal: Macro, Bulletin of Economic Research, Contempora ry Economic Policy, Econometrica, Economics, Economics Bulletin, International Economic Review, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Quantitative Economics, Regional Studies, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics of the Household, Southern Economic Journal, The Manchester School.


Université de Cergy-Pontoise: 
2011-2018​ ​    Principles of Macroeconomics in French (Undergraduate, 1st year)
2011-present ​ Intermediate Macroeconomics in French and in English (Undergraduate, 2nd year); International Macroeconomics (Undergraduate, 2nd year)
2018-present ​ DGSE course (Graduate, 2nd year) in collaboration with ESSEC Business School
2018-present  Economics of Inequalities (Undergraduate, 4th year), Sciences-Po Saint-Germain-en-Laye​

Paris School of Economics: Economics of the Family (Master APE2), International Trade (TA, Master APE2).

University of Minnesota: Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Microeconomics; Principles of Econometrics; Development Economics.

Seminars and Conferences

2018 Society of the Economics of the Household Meeting, Paris; International Economics and Labor Markets, Paris I (invited seminar, scheduled); Discussant at the Economic History Association Meeting, Montreal; EALE Meeting, Lyon; Université Paris Est Créteil (invited seminar, scheduled).

2017 University di Trento (invited seminar); DIAL 2017 Conference on Development Economics, Paris Dauphine; ETSG 2017, Firenze.

2016 ES NASM Philadelphia; Lunch seminar, AQR Research Group - Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona (invited seminar); ESHD Conference in Leuven; Behavioural Insights in Research and Policy Making SABE/IAREP Conference.

2015 Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester (April); Université Catholique de Louvain (May); VIII Workshop on Gender Economics, COSME, Madrid (May); XXX AIEL Conference of Labour Economics, Università di Cagliari (September).

2014 Conference on Demographic Economics, University of Iowa, (May, presented by T. Tregouet); North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Minneapolis (June); SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Toronto, Canada (June, presented by A. Fogli); EEA Meeting (European Economic Association), Toulouse (August).

2013 VI Workshop on Gender Economics, COSME-FEDEA, Madrid (May); Mannheim Workshop in Quantitative Macroeconomics, University of Mannheim (June); XVIII AIEL Conference of Labour Economics, LUISS – Rome (September); Advances in Family Economics and Application to Developing Countries, discussant, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre (December)

2012 Family Inequality Network Conference, Bank of Italy (June); Universidad de Alicante, Department of Economics (May); Università di Salerno (Italy), Department of Economics (April); Université Libre de Bruxelles – ECARES (March); Université Catholique de Louvain – IRES (March); Università di Modena (Italy), Workshop on The Economics of the Family, Education, and Social Capital (March), Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Cambridge (March)

2011 Université de Cergy-Pontoise (November); Université Paris II, Séminaires d'analyse économique du droit (November); Conference on the Economics of the Family (INED), Paris (October); International Divorce Conference (9th Meeting of the European Network on Divorce Research) organized by DONDENA-Università Bocconi (October); 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labor Economics in Cyprus (September)

2010 Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics (November); LIX Congress of the AFSE (Association Française de Sciences Economiques), Paris (September), IZA/CEPR ESSLE (European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics), Buch am Ammersee (September), SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Montréal, Canada (July), INED Recent Developments in Economics of the Family, Paris (March), Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics, Paris (February), Seminar Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN), Nanterre (October), Seminar Genre CES, Université Paris I, Paris (February)

2009 Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics, Paris (October), EEA Meeting (European Economic Association), Barcelona (August), SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Istanbul (July), North American Summer Meeting of the
Econometric Society, Boston (July), Seminar Cardiff Business School, Cardiff (February 2009), Seminar Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Barcelona (February), Seminar Central European Unversity, Budapest, Hongrie (February 2009), Seminar ZEW, Mannheim (February), Seminar Paris School of Economics and Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne (Paris 1), Paris (February), Seminar Banca d’Italia, Rome (February)

2008 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Pittsburg (June)

2007 2007 IZA/CEPR ESSLE (European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics), Buch am Ammersee (September), 10th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics, Buch am Ammersee (April)