I received a PhD in Economics at the Catholic University of Milan and a M.Phil and D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford. I coordinated the Master program on Social Economy (2002-06) and have been Dean of the Faculty of Economics (Forli campus) at the University of Bologna (2006-12). I have served as consultant for various public institutions. I’m also Professorial Lecturer of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University, Bologna Center.
My research interests include the economics of cooperative firms and social enterprises, corporate governance and stakeholder theory and the economics of regulation. In my academic and consultant positions, I have a consolidated experience of team work and of project management in various national and international research projects.
I’m member of the board of the Social Economy and Civil Society Integrated Research Team of the University of Bologna, a multidisciplinary research group of scholars working on themes such as social economy, social innovation, third sector and civil society. I’m member of the scientific committee of the journal Impresa sociale, EURICSE, Trento, of the scientific committee of ECONOMETICA (Italian University network on Business Ethics and CSR) and of the scientific committee of AICCON (Italian Association for the Promotion of Cooperative and Non-profit Culture).
I have been member of the Academic Committee of the 10th ISTR International conference (Siena, 2012) and I’m serving as member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th EMES research conference (Liege, July 2013). I have published various articles and book chapters and edited books in Italian on the topics of social economy, social enterprises and cooperative firms and published articles in journals such as European Economic Review, Journal of Industrial Economics, Review of Law and Economics, Environmental Modelling and Assessment, Recherches Economiques de Louvain.