Personal Details

Date of Birth: August 29, 1977 (Married, 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, International Trade, 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).
5. ​“Welfare and Trade Margins with Multinational Production” 2020, with P. Bombarda, The World Economy, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp. 388-411, February.
6. “Marriage Strategy Among the European Nobility” 2020, with J. Pouyet and T. Tregouet, Explorations in Economic History, Volume 75, January.​

Working papers

1. “Fundamental Pricing of Utility Tokens” 2019, with V. Danos and J. Prat.
2. “Migration, Social Change, and the Early Decline in U.S. Fertility” 2021, with A. Fogli.
3. “Intra-Firm Trade, Multinational Production, and Welfare” 2017, with P. Bombarda, Thema Document de Travail 2017-15.​

Awards and Grants

2020 CNRS Fellowship​

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
2105 CNRS Fellowship 

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

May 2020-present: Co-organizer of the Webinar in Gender and Family Economics

March 2020-present: Gender Equality Officer of ​CY Cergy Paris Université

Jan.2020-present: Coordinator for the CY Cergy Paris Université of the project "Leading Towards Sustainable Gender Equality Plans in research institutions – LeTSGEPs" (Unimore is the main coordinator), financed by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework program. ​

2018-present: Director of the International Exchange Program, Department of Economics, CY Cergy Paris Université​

2018-2020: Co-organizer of the Economic Analysis, Econometrics and Finance Seminar 

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

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

Referee for American Economic Journal: Macro, Bulletin of Economic Research, Contemporary Economic Policy, Econometrica, Economics, Economics Bulletin, Economic Journal, 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.


CY Cergy Paris Université:​
2011-present   Intermediate Macroeconomics in French and in English (Undergraduate, 2nd year);
2017-present   International Macroeconomics (Undergraduate, 2nd year)
2011-2018      Principles of Macroeconomics in French (Undergraduate, 1st year)

ESSEC Business School:
2018-present   DSGE and Financial Frictions (PhD, 2nd year)

Sciences-Po Saint-Germain en Laye:
2018-present   Inequalities in Contemporary Societies (Undergraduate, 4th year)

Paris School of Economics:
2009-2011      Economics of the Family (Master APE2); International Trade (Master APE2)

University of Minnesota:​
2004-2005      Teaching Assistant Principles of Microeconomics
2005-2009      Principles of Macroeconomics; Principles of Econometrics; Development Economics.

Invited Seminars/Discussions

2020: OFCE (Science Po) Lunch Seminar
2019: Economic History Seminar at Northwestern University​; Università di Sassari (Erasmus +)
2018International Economics and Labor Markets, Paris I; Economic History Association Meeting, Montreal (discussant); Université Paris Est Créteil
2017: Università di Trento
2016: Lunch seminar, AQR Research Group - Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona​​ 
2015: Université Catholique de Louvain
2013: Advances in Family Economics and Application to Developing Countries, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre (discussant)
2012: Universidad de Alicante; Università di Salerno; Université Libre de Bruxelles – ECARES; Université Catholique de Louvain – IRES
2011: Université de Cergy-Pontoise; Université Paris II, Séminaires d'analyse économique du droit
2010: Seminar Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN), Nanterre; Seminar Genre CES, Université Paris I, Paris
2009: Cardiff Business School, Cardiff; Seminar Universitat Autonoma Barcelona, Barcelona; Central European University, Budapest; ZEW, Mannheim; Paris School of Economics and Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Paris; Banca d’Italia, Roma​


2020: Accepted to present at the Society of the Economics of the Household Meeting in Venise (Italy)
​2019: ​Society of the Economics of the Household Meeting, Lisbon; ANR FAMINEQ - Workshop, Bordeaux

2018: Society of the Economics of the Household Meeting, Paris; EALE Meeting, Lyon
2017: DIAL 2017 Conference on Development Economics, Paris Dauphine; ETSG 2017, Firenze
2016: ES NASM Philadelphia; ESHD Conference in Leuven; Behavioural Insights in Research and Policy Making SABE/IAREP Conference; Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester
VIII Workshop on Gender Economics, COSME, Madrid; XXX AIEL Conference of Labour Economics, Università di Cagliari
2015: Royal Economic Society Conference, Manchester; VIII Workshop on Gender Economics, COSME, Madrid; XXX AIEL Conference of Labour Economics, Università di Cagliari
2014: Conference on Demographic Economics, University of Iowa, (presented by T. Tregouet); ES NASM Minneapolis; SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Toronto, Canada (presented by A. Fogli); EEA Meeting (European Economic Association), Toulouse
2013: VI Workshop on Gender Economics, COSME-FEDEA, Madrid Mannheim Workshop in Quantitative Macroeconomics, University of Mannheim; XVIII AIEL Conference of Labour Economics, LUISS, Rome
2012: Family Inequality Network Conference, Bank of Italy​​​​Università di Modena, Workshop on The Economics of the Family, Education, and Social Capital; Conference of the Royal Economic Society, Cambridge.
2011: Conference on the Economics of the Family at INED, Paris International Divorce Conference (9th Meeting of the European Network on Divorce Research) organized by DONDENA- Università Bocconi; 23rd Annual Conference of the European Association of Labor Economics in Cyprus
2010: Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics; LIX Congress of the AFSE (Association Française de Sciences Economiques), Paris; IZA/CEPR ESSLE (European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics), Buch am Ammersee; SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Montréal, Canada; INED Recent Developments in Economics of the Family, Paris; Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics, Paris; Seminar Law, Institutions and Economics in Nanterre (LIEN), Nanterre; Seminar Genre CES, Université Paris I, Paris.
2009: Lunch seminar of Applied Economics, Paris School of Economics, Paris; EEA Meeting (European Economic Association), Barcelona; SED Annual Meeting (Society for Economic Dynamics), Istanbul ES NASM Boston
2008: ES NASM Pittsburg
2007: IZA/CEPR ESSLE (European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics), Buch am Ammersee; 10th IZA European Summer School in Labor Economics, Buch am Ammersee