Curriculum Vitae

Current position

Associate Professor in Economic Statistics (since November 2014), having the National Scientific Qualification to function as full professor in Italian Universities (since July 2017)


Previous positions

  • December 2008 – October 2014: Assistant Professor in Economic Statistics, Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padua
  • July 2006 – November 2008: Full time senior researcher within the “Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe: Integrating Activities to Access the Time Dimension and to Enlarge the Cross-national (SHARE-I3)” project, Department of Economics, University of Padua.
  • February 2005 – June 2006: Full time senior researcher within the “Advanced Multidisciplinary Analysis of New Data on Ageing” (AMANDA) project, Department of Economics, University of Padua
  • February 2003 – January 2005: Research fellow on “Health, Social Security and Household Saving Decisions. Analysis of New Data on Ageing” (SHARE Project), Department of Economics, University of Padua.



  • February 2003: Ph.D. in Applied Statistics to Economic and Social Sciences, Department of Statistics, University of Padua
  • November 1998: Degree (cum lode) in Statistic and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Statistics, University of Padua


(Current) Research Projects

  • "Advances in Multilevel and Longitudinal Modelling", funded by the University of Padua (PI)
  • “Achieving World-Class Standards In All Share Countries” (SHARE-DEV3), Horizon 2020 project (member)
  • “Synergies For Europe'S Research Infrastructures In The Social Sciences” (SERISS), Horizon 2020 project (member)
  • “Care, REtirement and Wellbeing of older people across different welfare regimes” (CREW), JPI – More Years, Better Lives, European project (member)


Awards & Grants


  • Highly commended paper ("Quality of life in older age: does the context matter?" in the Second International Seminar on the Active Ageing Index (AAI), Bilbao, September 27-28, 2018
  • "Visiting Scholars – Grant Program 2013” for the project “Application of advanced econometric approaches for studying ageing”, funded by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo (the research activity was carried out at the University College London – Department of Epidemiology and Public Health between June and August 2015)
  • Award for the best paper in "Applied Statistics" for the paper "A new tool for measuring customer satisfaction: the Anchoring Vignette approach" in the conference "Il valore della statistica per le imprese e la società. Ricerche di opinione e di mercato", Milan, February 14-15, 2013
  • "Premio alla ricerca" (Research award) - 2011, from the Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Padua for the paper "Anchoring Vignettes with sample selection due to non-response", Journal of the Royal Statistical Society - Series A, Statistics in Society 174 (2011), 665-687


Editorial Board

Since 2016 member of the Editorial Board of the journal Quantitative Finance and Economics (AIMS Press)


Referee reports for the journals

Aging Clinical and Experimental Research; Biometrical Journal; Empirical Economics; European Journal of Ageing; Health Economics; International Journal of Public Opinion Research; Journal of Applied Statistics; Journal of European Social Policy; Journal of Health Economics; Labour; Methodology – European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences; Multivariate Behavioral Research; Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; Politiche Sanitarie; Psychological Methods; Social Indicators Research; Social Science Research; Statistica Applicata – Italian Journal of Applied Statistics; Statistical Methods and Applications; Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research; The European Journal of Health Economics; The Social Science Journal.



Italian Statistical Society; Royal Statistical Society; American Statistical Association