Current position

September 2016 - current: Associate Professor, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.



Previous positions

November 2008-August 2016: Assistant Professor, University "G. d’Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.


August 2007-October 2008: Post-doc Research Fellow; University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.


November 2006-July 2007: Post-doc Research Fellow, CEEAplA, Universidade dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal.



Visiting positions

September 2017-October 2017: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Economic History, University of Salamanca, Spain.


March 2011-April 2011: Visiting  Research Fellow, Department of Economics, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


August 2009-September 2009: Visiting  Research Fellow, Centre for Criminal Justice Economics and Psychology, University of York, United Kingdom.


January 2005-December 2005: Visiting Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.




November 2003-November 2006: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Tor Vergata. Rome, Italy.


October 2002-July 2003: M.Sc. in Economics and Finance, University "Federico II", Naples, Italy.


November 1996-October 2001: BA in Economics, University "G. d'Annunzio" of Chieti-Pescara, Italy.




May 2015. Econometrics for Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice using STATA, Florence, Italy



Refereeing activity

Applied Economics (2), Applied Economics Letters, Journal of Labor Research (2), LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, The Manchester School, Contemporary Economic Policy, International Journal of Manpower (2), Social Indicator Research (2), Journal of Happiness Studies, Comparative Economic Studies,  Journal of Youth Studies, Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, Quality and Quantity (2), European Journal of Higher Education (2), Rivista di Politica Economica, International Journal of Social Economics, QA Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria.



Other activities

Member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Labour Economists (AIEL), 2010-2016.


Member of the University of Chieti-Pescara Unit of the 2009 PRIN project "Measuring Human Development and Capabilities in Italy: Methodological and Empirical Issues". Scientific Coordinator: Steinar Strom (University of Turin), 2011-2013.


External examiner in Ph.D. commissions:

Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Quantiitative Economics, University of Genoa (March 2013).

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Santiago de Compostela (March 2014).

Ph.D. in Labour Relations, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (March 2015).

Ph.D. in Economics of the Public Sector, University of Salerno (May 2016).