I am a Research Advisor at the Research Hub of the Bank of England and a Reader in Economics at the University of Surrey. I am also a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics, the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and the Central Bank Research Association.
PhD in Economics, 2010
University of Kent
MSc in Economics, 2005
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
BSc in Economics and Statistics, 2004
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
I was born in Potenza, Basilicata (Italy), on the 5th of May 1981. In 2004 I graduated from Bocconi University and I moved to Barcelona to study a MSc in Economics at Pompeu Fabra University. After a one-year scholarship at Carlos III University in Madrid, in 2006 I moved to the University of Kent in Canterbury (UK) as a PhD student. In September 2009 I started as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Surrey where I have also contributed to the creation and development of the Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies. In April 2013 I was promoted to Senior Lecturer and in August 2018 to Reader. In September 2018 I joined the Research Hub of the Bank of England as a Senior Research Economist. In July 2021 I have been promoted to Research Advisor. Over the years I’ve also been at OECD and ECB as an intern, at the Banco de España as a research fellow and at the University of California San Diego as a visiting professor.
Radio interview on Brexit for ‘Corresponseales en Linea’ on Radio Ciudad Buenos Aires, Argentina. Youtube link
Bloomberg views: Beware of economic theories claiming to explain everything, by Noah Smith
Monetary Economics and Aggregate Fluctuations (MSc - London School of Economics)
Macroeconomics (MRes - University of Surrey)
University of Surrey: Macroeconomics at all levels; International trade and Data analyisis at undergraduate level.
Over the years I have been teaching various courses on Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) models construction, simulation and estimations using Dynare at the University of Surrey or in New Delhi, Porto, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cagliari, Abuja, Berlin and Turin.