Born September 29th, 1967. Degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi. Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. CIS from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. PhD in Economics from Università Bocconi, Università Cattolica and Università degli Studi di Milano. Doctorat en Sciences Economiques from the Université Catholique de Louvain of Louvain.
Full Professor of Economics at the Università degli Studi di Bologna. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel, Brussels. Previously he was an Associate Professor of Economics at Università Bocconi and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Università degli Studi di Bologna as well as Member of the Centre for Operations Research and Econometrics, Louvain-la- Neuve, and Jean Monnet Fellow at the Istituto Universitario Europeo, Fiesole.
Capital movements and multinationals, Development and growth, Economic integration (Asia, Europe, Latin America), International trade, Migration, Regional cohesion.
"Growth and Agglomeration" (with P. Martin), in International Economic Review, 2001; "Multiproduct Multinationals and Reciprocal FDI Dumping" (with R.E. Baldwin), in Journal of International Economics, 2001; "Global Income Divergence, Trade and Industrialization: The Geography of Growth Take-offs" (with P. Martin and R.E. Baldwin), in Journal of Economic Growth, 2001; "Agglomeration and Trade Revisited" (with J.-F. Thisse), in International Economic Review, 2001; "Integration, Agglomeration and the Political Economics of Factor Mobility" (with J.-F. Thisse), in Journal of Public Economics, 2001; Economic Geography and Public Policy (with R. Baldwin, R. Forslid, P. Martin, F. Robert-Nicoud) by Princeton University Press, 2003; Agglomeration and economic geography in Handbook of Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2004; Special interests and technological change (with G. Bellettini) in Review of Economic Studies, 2005; The economic value of cultural diversity: Evidence from US cities (with G. Peri) in Journal of Economic Geography 2006; Distance and FDI when contracts are incomplete (with A. Turrini) in Journal of the European Economic Association, 2007.