Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Graduates

2018

Bondzie Eric Amoo (Ph. D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Monetary and Fiscal Policy Transmissions in Developing Countries with Shadow Economy"
Supervisor: Prof. Patrizio Tirelli
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2017

Aktas Koray (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: "Essays in Empirical Labor and Education Economics"
Supervisor: Prof. Lorenzo Cappellari
First employment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Banking and Finance at Universita Cattolica, Milan
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Feliciani Nicole (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Social Banking"
Supervisor: Prof. Piero Tedeschi
First employment: Social Banking Development Intern at Erste Group Bank AG (Vienna, Austria)
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Ferrari Massimo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Financial Stability and Unconventional Policies"
Supervisor: Prof. Domenico Delli Gatti

Gurgone Andrea (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Financial Economics and complexity"
Supervisors: Proff. Tiziana Assenza and Domenico Delli Gatti
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Lenoci Francesca Daniela (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: “Systemic risk, depositor discipline and institutional interventions in US banking”
Supervisor: Prof. Elena Beccalli
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow, Catholic University of Milan

Massaro Concetta (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "The Role of Renewables on the Italian Electricity Market"
Supervisor: Prof. Matteo Manera
First employment: Office Worker, Capacity Management & Long Term Contract Operations, Edison SpA
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Pace Maria Lucia (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Inequality of Opportunity in Italy"
Supervisor: Prof. Giuseppe Arbia
First employment: Research Fellow, University of York
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Perdichizzi Salvatore (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Issues in Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Eurozone: An Empirical Investigation"
Supervisors: Proff. Andrea Monticini and Andrea Boitani
First employment: Adjunct Professor in Economics of Financial Intermediation University of Bologna
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Pignataro Aldo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essay on Industrial Organization"
Supervisors: Proff. Salvatore Piccolo and Piero Tedeschi
First employment: Economist at the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity, Gas and Water
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Pyatkova Mariya (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Banks’ resilience against economic shocks: theoretical and empirical essays"
Supervisor: Prof. Vittoria Cerasi
First employment: Quantitative analyst, State Street, Poland
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Ribac Ivana (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Bank Credit Procyclicality and Banking Union as Shock Absorber"
Supervisor: Prof. Angelo Baglioni
First employment: Business analyst - FIS
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Sanchez Arjona Irene (Ph.D in Economics)
Thesis:"Essays on Financial Networks and Systemic Risk"
Supervisor: Prof. Domenico Delli Gatti

Stoppani Lavinia (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays in Corporate Finance and Banking: Credit Contraints, Public Intervention and Firms' Performance"
Supervisor: Prof. Vittoria Cerasi
First employment: Economist at Intesa Sanpaolo
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Tettamanzi Michele (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Expectations In Macroeconomics: Perspectives, Laboratory Experiments and AB Models"
Supervisor: Proff. Tiziana Assenza and Luca Stanca
First employment: Adjunct Professor, Catholic University of Milan and Teaching Assistant, Politecnico of Milan
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Urpis Enrico (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Tax Compliance"
Supervisor: Prof. Alessandro Santoro
First employment: Tax officer at the Italian Revenue Service
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Vigani Daria (Ph. D. in Economics)
Thesis: "Health and Well-Being in the Labor Market: Evidence from Europe"
Supervisor: Prof. Claudio Lucifora
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Finance, Catholic University of Milan
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2016

Alacevich Caterina (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays in Applied and Development Economics"
Supervisors: Proff. Mariapia Mendola - Claudio Lucifora
First employment: Postdoctoral Researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Economics and Business
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Barbone Lucia Maria (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Social Networks and Non-Cognitive Skills"
Supervisor: Prof. Maurizio Motolese
First employment: Research Economist at Institute for Employment Studies (UK)
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Bettarelli Luca (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays in Political Economics"
Supervisor: Prof. Giovanna Iannantuoni
First employment: Academic Assistant at College of Europe (Bruges), Department of European Economic Studies
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Carapella Piergiorgio (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Campaign spending and political outcomes"
Supervisor: Prof. Massimo Bordignon
First employment: Research Fellow al Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University
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Kavtaradze Lasha (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Dynamics and Latent Variables in Applied Macroeconomics"
Supervisors: Proff. Gianluca Femminis – Alessia Paccagnini
First employment: Head of Macroeconomic Analysis and Tax Policy Unit at the Parliamentary Budget Office of Georgia; International Black Sea University; University of Georgia; Caucasus University
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Liu Dan (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays in public policy and healthcare"
Supervisor: Prof. Gilberto Turati
First employment: Research Fellow at the Health Policy Team – University of York (UK)
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Rotondi Valentina (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on Development Economics"
Supervisors: Proff. Luca Stanca – Giuseppe Attanasi
First employment: Postdoctoral Fellow, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
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Sangalli Ilaria (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: "The Italian Manufacturing Industry Trough the Great Recession: Financial Constraints, Productivityand Spatial Neighborhood Effects"
Supervisor: Prof. Maria Luisa Mancusi
First employment: Economist at the Research Department – Intesa S.Paolo
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2015

Albanese Andrea (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Employment of young and older workers: three policy evaluations"
Supervisor: Prof. Lorenzo Cappellari
First employment: Researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-economic Research (LISER)
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Falco Chiara (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: "Essays on International Migration"
Supervisors: Proff. Laura Pagani – Mariapia Mendola
First employment: Post-doc, University of Milan (Italy)
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Gamba Simona (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Determinants and Effects of Innovation: an Empirical Analysis
Supervisors: Proff. C. Lucifora - M.L. Mancusi
First employment: Research Fellow at FBK-IRVAPP (Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies)
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Ghodsi Mohammad Mahdi (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Technical Barriers to Trade: Determinants and Implications
Supervisor: Prof. C. Nielsen
First employment: Research Economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
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Lubello Federico (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Dynamic Macroeconomics
Supervisor: Prof. D. Delli Gatti
First employment: Research Economist at the Central Bank of Luxembourg
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Meroni Claudia (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Strategic Interactions
Supervisor: Prof. F. De Sinopoli
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Verona (Italy)
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Ntambi Jeremy (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Development and Politica Economic: Public Procurement and Political Instability
Supervisor: Prof. S. Piccolo

Robu Cristina Manuela (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Collection and Disposal Costs of Municipal Solid Waste in Italy
Supervisors:  Proff. C. Scarpa - G. Fraquelli
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Brescia (Italy)

Skirtladze Sophiko (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Political Economics
Supervisors:  Proff. G. Iannantuoni - M. Bordignon
First employment: Head of Research, International School of Economics, Tbilisi (Georgia)
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Toffoli Lorenzo (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Multisectoral Analysis for Socio-Economic Policy: the Education System Case
Supervisors: Proff. E. Bellino - M. Ciaschini
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Roma Tre (Italy)
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2014

Baghdasaryan Vardan (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Political Economy
Supervisors: Proff.  M. Bordignon - G. Iannantuoni
First employment: Assistant Professor, American University of Armenia
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Battiston Pietro (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Networks and Information Dynamics
Supervisor:  Prof. L. Stanca
First employment: Research Fellow at the Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa (Italy)
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Castelnovo Paolo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Intergenerational Transmission of BMI and its Effects on Cognitive Skills
Supervisor:  Prof. L. Cappellari
First employment: Research Fellow at the University of Milan (Italy)
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Ferrara Maria (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Disinflation and Fiscal Consolidation Experiments Under Limited Asset Market Participation
Supervisor:  Prof. P. Tirelli
First employment: Research Fellow at the University of Naples (Italy)
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Garcia Barragan Fernando (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Financial Intermediation and Policies
Supervisor:  Prof. D. Delli Gatti
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
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Menna Lorenzo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on asset pricing and optimal policy under limited asset market participation
Supervisor:  Prof. P. Tirelli
First employment: Economist, Banco de Mexico
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Pesce Antonio (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essay on Economic Cycles in Emerging and Advanced Countries: Synchronization, International Spillovers and the Decoupling Hypothesis
Supervisor: Prof. L. Barbieri
First employment: Economist at Research Department, Intesa San Paolo Bank
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Rubashkina Yana (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Environmental Policy Stringency: Measurements and Effects
Supervisor: Prof. M. Galeotti
First employment: Data Scientist at TCC Global
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Schmitz Marie-Luise (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Applied Microeconometrics
Supervisors:  Proff. G. Turati - M. Bordignon
First employment: Economic Analyst within the Taxmod Project in Sevilla (Spain)
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Srour Ilina Moustafa (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Trade Liberalization, Technology Transfer, and Employment in Middle and Low Income Countries
Supervisor:  Prof. M. Vivarelli
First employment: Lecturer at the Lebanese American University, Beirut (Lebanon)


2013

Abrardi Laura (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Two-sided Asymmetric Information in Competitive Insurance Markets
Supervisors:  Proff. L.V.A. Colombo - P. Tedeschi
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Turin (Italy)
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Brilli Ylenia (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Child Development and Cognitive Outcomes: the Role of Public and Family Inputs
Supervisor:  Prof. D. Del Boca
First employment: Max Weber Fellowship at the EUI, Florence (Italy)
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Cesa Bianchi Ambrogio (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Housing and the Macroeconomy
Supervisor:  Prof. D. Delli Gatti
First employment: Senior at the Bank of England, London (UK)
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Lanteri  Andrea (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays in macroeconomics, heterogeneity and Financial Markets
Supervisor:  Prof. D. Delli Gatti
First employment: Assistant Professor at Duke University (USA)
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Rinaldi  David (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Governance and Selectivity in Multilateral Aid Allocation
Supervisor:  Prof. E. Colombo
First employment: Consultant  at the Council of Europe, Social Cohesion Division, Strasbourg
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Tonello Marco   (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Social Interactions at School
Supervisor:  Prof. C. Lucifora
First employment: Junior economist, Bank of Italy, Economic Research Department
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2012

Boggio Margherita (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Local public services provision and municipal capitalism
Supervisors: Proff. C. Gambini - L. Cappellari

Piffer Michele (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Credit and Macroeconomics
Supervisors: Proff. D. Delli Gatti-M. Lossani
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow at DIW Berlin
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Pontes Lucas Daniela Andreza (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Individual Behaviour, Public Choice and Inequality Traps
Supervisor: Prof. E. Peluso
First employment: Professor Adjunto, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil
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Sandu Roxana Ionela (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: The European Union: Voting, Turnout and Legitimacy
Supervisor: Prof. M. Bordignon
First employment: Academic Assistant, Economics Department at the College of Europe in Bruges
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Wen Xue (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Three Essays on Social Security with Myopic Agents
Supervisor: Prof. M. Santoni

Wirkierman Ariel (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Productivity Analysis from a Classical Perspective: Theory of Measurement and Measurement of Theory
Supervisor: Prof. E. Bellino
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
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Yuan Li (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Accountability in One-party Government: Rethinking the Success of Chinese Economic
Supervisor: Proff. E. Colombo - M. Gilli
First employment: Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
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2011

Chen Chen (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Mitigation, Adaptation and Climate Change: Policy Balance under Uncertainty
Supervisor: Proff. F. Bosello - M. Bordignon

Garbellini  Nadia (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on the theory of structural economic dynamics: technical progress, growth, and effective demand
Supervisor: Prof. E. Bellino

Mazzolini Gabriele (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Workplace injuries and risk in the labour market: empirical evidence
Supervisor: Prof. C. Lucifora

Verdolini Elena (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Empirical Essays on Innovation, Diffusion and Adoption of Energy Technologies
Supervisor: Prof. M. Galeotti
First employment: Senior Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan (Italy)
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2010

Brambilla Marco (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Quality of Life, Inequality and Residential Segregation in Milan: An Analysis within the New Urban Economics Framework
Supervisor: Prof. E. Peluso

Cavalli Laura (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Why not Having Another Child? The Economics of Fertility  Intentions for Individuals and Couples in Italy: a Mixed-Method Approach
Supervisors: Proff. A. Rosina – M. Bratti
First employment: Responsible de Recherche, Université de Lausanne (CH)
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Gattini Luca (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Quality Measurement and Quality Bias in Consumer Price Indexes
Supervisor: Prof. L. Campiglio
First employment: Economist at the European Central Bank
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Jiang Yanyan (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Broadband investment and regulation
Supervisor: Prof. C. Cambini

Onnis Luisanna (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essay on the Unrecorded Economy
Supervisor: Prof. P. Tirelli

Piazza Santino (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays in the Political Economy of Local Financing in Italian Municipalities
Supervisor: Prof. M. Bordignon

Shu Yang (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Modeling Incentive Problems in Environmental Regulation:  Asymmetric Information, Policy Instruments, and Compliance Inspection
Supervisor: Prof. M. Gilli
First employment: Assistant Professor at Huazhong University of Science & Technology (China)
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2009

Bracco Emanuele (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Political Economy: Voting Behaviour and Local Public Finance
Supervisor: Prof. M. Motolese
First employment: Teaching Fellow, University of Warwick (UK)
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Brunati Jacopo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: R&D productivity: the industry evidence from Italy and Germany
Supervisor:  Prof. F. Daveri

Colombo Stefano (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Direct Price Discrimination and Product Differentiation in the Hotelling Framework
Supervisor: Prof. M. Grillo
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
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Damioli Giacomo (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis:  Essays on the Poverty Dynamics of Children and their Families
Supervisor: Prof. C. Lucifora

Fiocco Raffaele (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: The regulatory policy as the Outcome of a Bargaining Process
Supervisor: Prof. M. Gilli
First employment: Research fellow at IEFE, Bocconi University (Milan)
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Garrì Iconio (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Electoral Accountability, Political Short-Termism, and Policy (Un)Persistence
Supervisor: Prof. F. Colombo

Lo Conte Riccardo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Government Bond Yield Spreads
Supervisor: Prof. A. Missale

Maestri Virginia (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: A policy perspective of educational issues
Supervisor: Prof. D. Checchi

Mainini Alessandra (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays in Information Economics
Supervisors:  Proff. M. Longo - F. Colombo
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
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Massetti  Emanuele (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on the Economics of Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change
Supervisors: Proff. C. Carraro - R. Mendelsohn
First employment: Senior Researcher, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Milan  (Italy)
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Pignataro  Giuseppe (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Equality of opportunity
Supervisors:  Proff. V. Peragine - G. Turati
First employment: Assistant Professor, University of Bologna  (Italy)
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2008

Canegrati Emanuele (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on the single-mindedness theory
Supervisors: Proff. M. Bordignon - M. Gilli

Cardani Roberta (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Saggi sull'apprendimento, politica monetaria e asset prices
Supervisors: Proff. D. Delli Gatti - M. Berardi
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Parma (Italy)
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Doronzo Raffaele (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: A joint analysis of economic growth and socio-political risk in a panel of 159 countries
Supervisor: Prof. P. Tirelli
First employment: Economist, Bank of Italy, Rome
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Gregorini Filippo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Geopolitical Effects of Income Distribution
Supervisor: Prof. M. Gilli


2007

Accetturo Antonio (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Geography and Growth
Supervisor: Prof. L. Boggio
First employment: Economist, Milan branch, Bank of Italy
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Assenza Tiziana (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Monetary and Financial Factors in Credit Economies
Supervisor: Prof. D. Delli Gatti
First employment: Research Fellow at CeNDEF, University of Amsterdam
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Botta Marco (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Capital Structure Puzzle: Evidence from the Euro Area
Supervisor: Prof. A. Penati
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
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Cottini  Elena (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Human Capital Accumulation and the Labour Market: Applications Using Evaluation Methods
Supervisor: Prof. C. Lucifora
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy)
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Frisoni  Roberta (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Dealing with Congestion in Cities: Road Pricing versus Charge-Subsidy
Supervisor: Prof. A. Boitani
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Lepori Gabriele (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on the Economics of Financial Markets
Supervisor: Prof. G. Weinrich

Moriconi Simone (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Taxation and Market Imperfections
Supervisors: Proff. C. Lucifora - G. Ottaviano
First employment: Research assistant at LSE (UK)
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Pertile  Paolo (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Investment in Health Technologies: a Real Option Approach
Supervisors: Proff. R. Levaggi - M. Moretto
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Verona (Italy)
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Pozzoli  Dario (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Topics in Empirical Economics of Education
Supervisors: Proff. L. Cappellari - P. Natale
First employment: Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Aarhus School of Business (Denmark)
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Ranzani Marco (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: Retirement Decisions and the Option Value Mode: the Case of Italy
Supervisors: Proff. A. Brugiavini - C. Lucifora

Scalise  Diego (Ph.D. in Economics)
Thesis: Essays on Product Market Deregulation

Simonetta Alessandro (Ph.D. in Public Economics)
Thesis: The Impact of Taxes on Corporate Financial Decisione: an Empirical Analysis on Euro Area Data
Supervisor: Prof. A. Penati