University College London, UK
- Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Public Policy, Department of Political Science
PAST ACADEMIC POSITIONS
European University Institute, Italy [2019-2020]
- Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics
BOCCONI UNIVERSITY, ITALY [2014-2019]
- PhD in Public Policy and Administration, awarded cum laude in May 2019
- Details: full Scholarship holder
- Prizes: PhD Prize for Public Policy and Administration, 2014/2015
- Committee: Anthony Bertelli, Paola Profeta, Tommaso Nannicini
- Thesis: “Three Essays on Agency and Accountability in Politics and Governance”
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, USA [2016-2017]
- Associate of the Department of Economics, visiting period for the academic year 2016-2017
- Prizes: 9-month Fulbright-Schuman Award scholarship, 2016-2017
- Under the supervision of Professor Claudia Goldin
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (UCL), UK [2011-2012]
- MA in European Studies: Modern European Studies
- Grade: Distinction
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK (BALLIOL COLLEGE) [2007-2011]
- BA Oxon. Hons. in Modern Languages (French & Italian)
- Grade: First Class (Honours)
- Prizes: Higgs Exhibition (2008) and Higgs Scholarship for Excellence in Modern Languages (2011)
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
- Electoral Rules, Women’s Representation and the Qualification of Politicians with Paola Profeta, accepted in Comparative Political Studies.
Hybrid Governance and the Attribution of Political Responsibility: Experimental Evidence from the United States with Paolo Belardinelli and Anthony Bertelli, in Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
The Political Cost of Public-Private Partnerships: Theory and Evidence from Colombian Infrastructure Development with Anthony Bertelli and Camila Angulo Amaya in Governance.
- Corruption, Democracy and Infrastructure Agreements with Anthony Bertelli and Valentina Mele in Administration & Society.
Forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, Elements Series: Partnership Communities: Public-Private Partnerships and Non-Market Infrastructure Development Around the World, with Anthony Bertelli, Michele Castiglioni and Paolo Belardinelli.
New Frontiers in the Politics of Public-Private Partnerships, with Anthony Bertelli in the forthcoming book Research Agenda for Public-Private Partnerships and the Governance of Infrastructure: New Frontiers and Themes in a Contested World, edited by Carsten Greve and Graeme Hodge, Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Electoral Accountability, Public Administrator Behaviour and Democratic Legitimacy (under review).
- Public-Private Partnerships, Distributive Politics, and Infrastructure Development.
- Corruption by Politicians Reduces Pro-Social Behavior by Bureaucrats: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh, with Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling, Kim Sass Mikkelsen, Christian Schuster, Kazi Maruful Islam and Taiabur Rahman.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON, UK [2020-]
- Theories and Actors of the Policy Process, MSc in Public Policy
- Policy Making, BSc in Politics and International Relations
- Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Public Policy, Cambridge University Press [2018-Oct. 2019]
- Reviewer: American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Administration Review, Governance, Journal of Public Policy, Review of Public Economics
- Member: American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Public Management Research Association
- Co-organiser of the EUI Natural and Field Experiments (NAFS) Working Group and secured funding for NAFS Max Weber workshops, featuring Imai Kosuke, Don Green and Alex Coppock. Sponsor: Miriam Golden
EUROPEAN COMMISSION, BRUSSELS [October 2012 – August 2014]
Role: Policy Officer in the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC): Unit E1 Culture Policy and Intercultural Dialogue
Dossiers: 1. Culture in External Relations (‘Preparatory Action’ on the role of culture in EU external relations); 2. EU-Korea Protocol on Cultural Cooperation; 3. Communication on Cultural Heritage 2020; 4. Open Method of Coordination Group on Intercultural Dialogue; 5. Negotiation of the Structural Funds 2014-2020; 6. President Barroso’s New Narrative for Europe; 7. Culture Forum 2013.
Policy areas: (primary) culture in external relations, culture in urban development, cultural heritage, intercultural dialogue, and audience development; (secondary) the cultural and creative industries, culture in the digital age, social inclusion, education and the integration of minorities
Italian: full professional proficiency (C2 in all areas)
French: full professional proficiency (C2 in all areas)
Spanish: limited professional proficiency (B1-B2)
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