My research focuses mainly on macroeconomics and political economy. Most of my work can be traced back to two main research projects. The first studies the effect of institutional/political factors on financial and macroeconomic outcomes (across countries and in specific cases). The second investigates long-run effects of aggregate demand dynamics. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Siena (Italy) in 2016, with a thesis on aggregate investment which was awarded the “Pierangelo Garegnani” Thesis Prize 2016, and I currently work as an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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