is Post-Doc researcher in Economics at the Institute of Economics of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Pisa University, a MSc in Economics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Pisa University (Italy), and a Ph.D. in Economics from Maastricht University and The United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (Netherlands). She was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Research on Evaluation of Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). She was teaching assistant of Data Science, Econometrics, and Network Economics at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University (Netherlands). Her PhD research was part of the project “Social Transformation in South African Science and Innovation” funded by the “Agence Nationale de la Recherche” of France.
Her work is at the intersection of Economics of Knowledge and Innovation, Education, Science of Science and Sociology. In particular, her research uses Network Analysis and Theory to uncover mechanisms at work in Academia. She has additional expertise in Applied Econometrics, Network Analysis, and Network Economics. Her research was presented at the international conferences WEHIA 2017, STI 2018, and EAEPE 2019. She presented her work as an invited seminar speaker at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy), and Harvard University (USA).