I am Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Bergamo, Italy. I am also CEPR Research Fellow, CESifo Research Affiliate, and CAGE Research Associate.
My research interests are in the fields of Public Economics, Economic History, Growth and Development, and Political Economy. In particular, my research investigates the relationship between education and fertility, the role of human capital in innovation and economic growth, the political and socioeconomic factors that affect the provision of public education.
I am member of the editorial board of Explorations in Economic History and of the Rivista di Storia Economica. I have held visiting positions at the University of Munich, Brown University, University of Mannheim, and University of Bayreuth.