Since late 2011 I have been a Senior Research Fellow in the Chair of Economics and Management of Innovation, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I was born and raised in a small town in Italy called Conegliano. I usually define my hometown as a ‘dot’ that Google Maps locates one hour from the much better known city of Venice! Since both of my parents are accountants, I was surrounded by numbers as a child. Maybe this is why I chose economics and management for my undergraduate studies. I went on to do my PhD in Economics and Organization at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.
In my career, I’ve been fortunate to combine my passion for travel with my work interests. During my PhD I spent a one-year visiting period in Lugano , in the Italian part of Switzerland. Right after my PhD, I moved to the U.S., sponsored by a Swiss mobility grant. There I had the great good fortune to spend two years at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, where I was exposed to an international environment and was able to greatly expand my research my research network. Some of the key collaborations I established in those years are still active today.
Currently, I live in Lausanne, but spend 3-4 weeks a year in Atlanta, GA, where I work with my co-authors based at Georgia Tech and Emory University and I enjoy the original taste of Coca-Cola at its headquarters! As I mentioned, I like travelling and more recently I’ve discovered running, but I consider myself a beginner.