I am an empirical microeconomist. My research activity lies in the intersection of Public Economics and Industrial Organization, with a focus on public procurement (H57), fiscal policies and firm performance (D22, H32, L25), bureaucracy and public organizations (D73, H83, M54), government performance and public good provision (H11, H41, H44, L33), and innovation (O31, O32, O38)
I am a tenure-track researcher at ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research, where I lead the junior research group “Economics of Public Procurement.” I am also a junior member of the Mannheim Centre for Competition and Innovation (MaCCI) and an affiliate member of the CESifo Research Network. Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy) from 2017 to 2018, where I obtained my doctoral degree in June 2017. Prior to that, in 2013, I earned a master’s degree from the Toulouse School of Economics.
Policy brief (joint with Giancarlo Spagnolo) on the centralization of natural gas procurement in the EU as a policy to prevent energy price spikes.
`“Supplier Selection and Contract Enforcemente: Evidence on Performance Bonding” is accepted for publication on JEMS.