After obtaining a university degree in Economics and a master degree in Environmental Economics at University of Pisa (Italy) I moved to Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) where I earned a master in Ecological Economics and Environmental Management.
In 2010 I got a PhD in Economics at University of Bologna (Italy). During my PhD I had the possibility to collaborate with other universities, specialized research centres and European Institutions. In particular:
After my PhD I worked for the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change on water availability and security in the Mediterranean. My activities were mainly related to macroeconomic analysis on virtual water and virtual water trade.
Before moving to the Business School at Hope University I worked for almost 3 year at the Joint Research Center – European Commission at the Institute of Prospective Technological Studies in Seville (Spain). The focus of my work was mainly related to provide scientific policy support for DG TRADE, DG ENVRONMENT, DG CLIMA and DG ENTERPRISE. The main area of activities related to international trade, macroeconomic policies, environmental/economic modelling and input-output modelling and analysis.
In 2015 I completed the Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate at Liverpool Hope University and I am Fellow of the HEA