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Short bio

After obtaining a PhD in Economics at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in 2016, with a dissertation titled "Essays on economic coordination and change: From industry and labour markets to macroeconomic regimes of growth", she obtained in 2017 a position as Assistant Professor in Economic Policy at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Department of Economic Policy. Since 2022, she is Associate Professor in Economics at the Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies where she teaches advanced courses in Evolutionary Development; Institutional Labour Economics; Technical change, Income distribution and Macroeconomic Dynamics. Since 2022 she coordinates the Seasonal School in "Agent-based models in Economics: theory, toolkit and policy laboratories" and since 2023 the "Gender and Labour Seminar Series". She is Global Labour Organization Fellow, serves as Editor for the Macro and Development yearly issue of Industrial and Corporate Change, as Editor for the Cambridge Elements (Complexity and Agent-Based Economics), as Associate Editor for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and for Review of Evolutionary Political Economy. She has been part of several H2020 projects and currently unit coordinator of several PRIN projects. Her publications have been hosted in a number of international scientific peer-reviewed journals in the realms of complexity economics, institutional labour economics, evolutionary economics. Actively engaged in media and social dissemination activities and action research

Position and affiliations

Associate Professor in Economics, Institute of Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy.

Global Labour Organization Fellow

PhD courses
since a.y. 2022-2023: Course in Non linear business cycle theories, PhD in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.

since a.y. 2020-2021: Course in Evolutionary Development, PhD in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.

Master level courses

a.y. 2023-2024: Reading group in Economics, Master of Science in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna e Università di Pisa, Italy

a.y. 2023-2024: Course in Economics and Management of Innovation, Master of Science of in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna e Università di Pisa, Italy

Honor-students courses 

a.y. 2023- : Institutional labour economics

a.y. 2020-2023: Technology, income distribution and macroeconomic dynamics

a.y. 2023- Gender and Labour Studies Seminar Series

Research Areas 

Labour Economics, Complexity Economics, Evolutionary Economics, Industrial and Macroeconomic Dynamics, Political Economy, Inequality.

PhD Dissertation

Essays on Economic Coordination and Change: from Industry and Labour Markets to Macroeconomic Regimes of Growth

Research Projects

TRIPLE T (2023-2025): "Tackling a just Twin Transition: a complexity approach to the geography of capabilities, labour markets and inequalities", PRIN2022PNRR funded by the Italian Minister of Research and University, Unit Coordinator.

DIGITWORK (2023-2025): "The Digital Transition and the World of Work: Labour markets, Organizations, Job quality and Industrial Relations", PRIN2022 funded by the Italian Minister of Research
and University, Unit Coordinator.

BARMETAL (2022-2024): "Digitalization, Automatization and Decarbonization: Opportunity for strengthening collective bargaining in the metal sector", Deputy Coordinator.

TENDER JRC/SVQ/2020/LVP/1925 (2021-2022): “Case studies of Automation in Services”, Unit leader.

PRIN (2020-2024): ``Lost highway: skills, technology and trade in Italian economic growth, 1815-2018'', Associated Investigator (Unit leader).

HORIZON 2020 (2019-2022) GROWINPRO, project member.

TENDER JRC/SVQ/2018/B.4/0022/NC (2019): “Compilation of tasks data at the national level and support in the development and testing of a tasks questionnaire”, project member.

HORIZON 2020 (2015-2018) ISIGROWTH, project member.

JRC-IESI I-FRAME 2.0 “Development and piloting of a computer-based simulation model to assess impacts of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the EU ” (2016-2018), project member.

Editorial activity 

Editor for Industrial and Corporate Change, Macro and Development yearly issue.

Editor for Elements in Complexity and Agent-based Economics, Cambridge Elements.

Associate Editor for Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and for Review of Evolutionary Political Economy

Research Profiles



Google Scholar


Effects of labour market organizations and institutions on macroeconomics, determinants of inequalities, impact of technological change on quantity and quality of employment, agent-based modelling of industrial and macroeconomic dynamics, patterns of dispersion and heterogenetiy across firms.