Born in Rome (Italy).
2022 at Present: Head, Directorate for devolved administration and community services. Roma Capitale.
2011 at present: Associate Professor of Economic Policy, Faculty of Economics, Roma Tre University (on leave).
2020 at Present: National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (Professore Ordinario).
2013- 2021: Director Master Program in “Cooperative Firm: Economics, Law and Management”, Roma Tre University.
2004-2010: Assistant Professor of Economic Policy, Faculty of Economics, Roma Tre University.
2000-2003: Research Fellow Department of Economics, Roma Tre University.
Ph.D. in Institutions, Environment and Policy for the Economic Development, Roma Tre University, 2000. PhD thesis: L’indice di sviluppo umano regionale. Un’applicazione all’Unione Europea. Tutor: Prof. Mauro Mellano
M.A. in Development Economics, University of Sussex, 1998. Dissertation: A Regional Specific HDI analysis: the European Union. Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Newell.
Laurea in Economics (“Economia e Commercio” in Italian) Sapienza University of Rome, 1995. Thesis: Dai Basic Needs agli indicatori di sviluppo umano: l’evoluzione recente della teoria dello sviluppo. Tutor: Prof. Mauro Mellano
Teaching at Roma Tre University
•Since 2014: Chair of Development Economics (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
•Since 2008: Chair of Priciples of Development Economics (Laurea Triennale, Bachelor level).
•Since 2010: Chair of Corporate Governance and business scenarios (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
•2013-2014: Chair of Human Development Economics (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
•2010-2014: Chair of Theory of the Firm (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
•2008-2009: Chair of Development Economics – advanced corse (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
•2006-2007: Chair of Development Economics – (Laurea Triennale, Bachelor level).
•2004-2007: Chair of Industrial Organizations – advanced corse (Laurea Magistrale, Master level).
Teaching at other Italian Universities
•2003-2004: Chair of Applied Economics, Faculty of Humanistic Science, Sapienza University of Rome.
•2002-2003: Chair of Economics and Institutions, Faculty of Humanistic Science, Sapienza University of Rome.
EU-Funded research projects
•2015 -2019 Cluster Development Med. (CLUSDEV MED) – H2020 . Principal Investigator.
Partners: Partners: Roma Tre University (Italy), Istanbul Teknokent Anonim Sirketi, Universiteit Utrecht, DARE Puglia- Distretto Tecnologico agroalimentare, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), REDINN – Rete europea dell’Innovazione. Total cost: EUR 796 500 EU contribution: EUR 796 500
•2013 -2016 Social Innovation in Brazil, in the Water Treatment Sector (AguaSociAL). Seventh Framework Programme Marie Curie Actions People. Principal Investigator..
Partners: Roma Tre University (Italy), Leeds Beckett University (UK), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), The Federal University of Pará -UFPA- (Brazil), The Amazonas State University – UEA – (Brazil). Total cost: EUR 315 000 EU contribution: EUR 315 000
•2012- 2015 Sustainable Human Development for MED Countries (SHuMED). Seventh Framework Programme Marie Curie Actions People. Principal Investigator..
Partners: Roma Tre University (Italy), University of Pisa (Italy), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania), Higher Institute of Management and Planning (Algeria), USMBA – Faculty of Law Economics and Social sciences (Morocco), University of Jordan (Jordan), Helwan University Faculty of Social Science and Law (Egypt), Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt). Total cost: EUR 224 200 EU contribution: EUR 224 200
International Project Coordination
•From 28/04/2017 to 30/01/2018: Case studies on innovative and inclusive farming experiences of the Italian cooperative movement – Founded by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
•From 22/07/2016 to 28/02/2017: Study on cooperatives and responsible agricultural investments – Founded by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
•From 20/12/2014 to 30/04/2015: Annual Report on FAO’s projects and activities in support of producer organizations and cooperatives – Founded by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
National Project Coordination
•2012: Grant from CREL (Regional Council of Economics and Labour), The internationalization of the Latium enterprises in Asia. Head of research unit.
•2011: Grant from CNEL (National Council of Economics and Labour), The Role of APS. Head of research unit.
Team member in several other national and European projects.
Member of the Scientific Committee “AGRINOVIA innovation and rural development” Project founded by Italian Cooperation.
External reviewer for EU project in the frame of the VI FP field social and environmental development.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
March 2019: Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah-Fès (Morocco). (CLUSDEVMED – H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014 Project ID: 645730).
April 2018: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius, Lithuania) – (ERASMUS+).
April-May 2017: Universidade Federal do Pará – UFPA (Belém, Pará – Brasile), Universidade do Estado do Amazonas – UEA (Manaus, Amazonas – Brasile). (AGUASOCIAL – IRSES FP7-People Project ID: 612633).
May 2013: Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah-Fès (Morocco). (SHUMED – IRSES FP7-People Project ID: 319017).
EDITORIAL BOARDS OF SCIENTIFIC AND SCOLARLY JOURNALS
Editor in Chief Insights into Regional Development, 2019-
•(Associate Editor) International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, 2013-
• Sustainable Organizations 2020-
•QA/Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi Doria, 2005-2014
Nuova Cultura, Collana Percorsi di cultura politica Economia, Storia Diritto, 2016-
Nuova Cultura, Collana Sviluppo, Innovazione e Governance, 2017-
- Martina Iorio “Three Essays on the Development of Brazilian Amazon”, (Roma Tre University, 2019).
- Giovanna D’Agostino “Large Scale Land Acquisition”, (Roma Tre University, 2016).
- Alessio Conforti “Risk, Vulnerability and Public Action” (Roma Tre University, 2011).
- Ugo Gentilini “Food insecurity, social protection and the Italian Food Aid Policy. An empiprical investigation and beyond”, (Roma Tre University, 2010).
OTHER UNIVERSITY POSITIONS
Since 2005: Member PhD Program Committee in Economics PhD program Committee in “Economics”, Roma Tre University.
Since 2013: EAEPE Research Area Coordinator: Co-Operative Economy and Collective Ownership
Since 2010: Scientific board Master in “Cooperative firm: Economics, law and Management” Roma Tre University.
Since 2006: Executive board Master in “Human Development and Food Security”, Roma Tre University.
2010-2019: Scientific board CROMA (University Centre for the Study of Rome).
2018-2020: Member Department of Economics Council , Roma Tre University.
2011-2013: Scientific board Library Roma Tre University, section economics.
INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT BODIES
Since 2020: registered in the List of Independent Assessment Bodies – OIV- (no. 5662) at Dipartimento della Funzione Pubblica.
2013-2018: Member Nucleo di Valutazione (University Assessment Commission), Roma Tre University.
RESEARCH AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP