Position: Associate Professor
- Economic Growth
- Technical Change
- Income Distribution
- Microfoundations of Political Economy
Born and raised in Rome, I moved to the US in 2005. I earned a PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research (2009), and a Dottorato (PhD) in Economia Politica (2009) from Sapienza University of Rome. My research focuses on: (i) the linkages between economic growth and income distribution, and in particular the interaction between the labor market, income shares and technological change in advanced economies; (ii) the role of the public sector in the growth and distribution path of an economy; (iii) the evolution of income distribution during economic fluctuations.
Together with Harvey Cutler, Martin Shields, and Sammy Zahran, I am an investigator in the Economics team of a National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) $20 million grant over 5 years instituting a Center of excellence for Risk-based Community Resilience Planning, located at CSU.
PhD, The New School for Social Research, PhD University of Rome
- Government Spending Composition, Aggregate Demand, Growth and Distribution, with Luca Zamparelli. Review of Keynesian Economics, Vol. 5 No. 2: 239-258, 2017.
- Integrating Engineering Outputs from Natural Disaster Models into a Dynamic Spatial Computable General Equilibrium Model of Centerville, with Harvey Cutler, Martin Shields, and Sammy Zahran. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Vol. 1 No. 3-4, 169-187, 2016.
- A Tale of Two Ginis in the US, 1921-2012, With Markus Schneider. International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 677-692, 2016.
- Public Capital, Redistribution and Growth in a Two-class Economy, with Luca Zamparelli. Metroeconomica Vol. 67 No. 2, 458-476, 2016.
- Endogenous Technical Change, Employment and Distribution in the Goodwin Model of the Growth Cycle, with Luca Zamparelli. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Vol. 19 No. 2: 209–226, 2015.
- Credit-Driven Investment, Heterogeneous Labour Markets and Macroeconomic Dynamics, with Matthieu Charpe, Peter Flaschel, Hans–Martin Krolzig, Christian Proano, and Willi Semmler. Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Vol. 10 No. 1: 163-181, 2015.
- Capitalists, Workers, and Managers: Wage Inequality and Effective Demand, with Ramaa Vasudevan. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Vol. 30: 120–131, 2014.
- Redistribution in a Neo-Kaleckian Two Country Model, with Rudiger von Arnim and Laura Carvalho. Metroeconomica, Vol. 65 No. 3: 430-459, 2014.
- Daily Variation in Natural Disaster Casualties: Information Flows, Safety, and Opportunity Costs in Tornado Versus Hurricane Strikes, with Sammy Zahran and Stephan Weiler, Risk Analysis, Vol. 33 No. 7: 1265-1280, 2013.
- Bargaining over Productivity and Wages when Technical Change is Induced: Implications for Growth, Distribution, and Employment, Journal of Economics, Vol. 109 No. 3: 207-244, 2013.
- Wage Bargaining and Induced Technical Progress in a Linear Economy: Model and Application to the US (1963-2003), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Vol. 23 No. 2: 117-126, 2012.
- Embedding Care and Unpaid Work in Macroeconomic Modeling: a Structuralist Approach, with Elissa Braunstein and Irene van Staveren. Feminist Economics, Vol. 17 No. 4, 2011.
- Estimated Non-linearities and Multiple Equilibria in a Model of Distributive-Demand Cycles, with Peter Flaschel and Lance Taylor. International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 25 No. 5, 2011.
ECON 704- Macroeconomic Analysis II - Syllabus
Second-year graduate course, with a focus on endogenous growth, income distribution and macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and modern unemployment theories, treated from a mathematically rigorous standpoint. Strong emphasis on welfare analysis and policy considerations.
ECON 705 – Heterodox Approaches to Economics - Syllabus
First-year grad course focusing on political economy, with an analytical focus. Topics include: growth and distribution in Classical and post-Keynesian frameworks, evolutionary games, coordination failures, institutions.
ECON 304 – Intermediate Macroeconomics - Syllabus
Covers short run fluctuations, medium run adjustments, and long run growth with a strong policy focus.
ECON 404 – Macroeconomic Policy - Syllabus
Covers advanced, contemporary topics in macroeconomic policy with a focus on modeling techniques and data handling. The main goal of the course is to write a research paper about a policymaking event.
ECON606 – Microeconomic Analysis I - Syllabus
First year graduate course in Microeconomic Theory. Covers consumption theory, production theory, expected utility, general equilibrium, and basic elements of welfare economics.