Ph.D. Candidate in Economics and Management
School of Social Sciences
University of Trento, Italy
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics and Management at the University of Trento, expecting to defend my thesis in November 2014.
I am currently a visiting student at GATE (Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique), in Lyon (France), where I am advised by Prof. Marie Claire Villeval on a project dealing with behavioral health economics.
Before the PhD, I completed an M.A. in Economics at the University of Bologna, Italy, and an M.Sc. in Public Economics at the University of York, UK. I also worked as applied economist at the European Commission and at IFEL, a research centre based in Rome.
In my Master theses I investigated through empirical studies topics such as addiction to cigarettes and the impact of information on it, and also the determinants of female labor supply in both Italy and the UK.
In my Ph.D. thesis I am investigating peer effects and social interactions, both empirically and experimentally, as well as gender discrimination and information acquisition in health contexts, from a behavioral perspective.