Full Professor

Affiliation: Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) - University of Tor Vergata

Other Affiliation: Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF), Fellow

Address: via Columbia n. 2, 00133 Roma

Telephone: +39 06 7259 5934- Fax: +39 06 2040 219

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Research Interests: Econometric theory and methods, Semiparametric and robust statistical methods, Labor and health economics, Economics of social security and pensions


Previous Positions
Professor of Econometrics, Faculty of Economics, University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, 1994-1997.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Udine, Italy, 1993-1994.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University, 1989-1994.
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UCLA, 1987-1989.

Visiting Positions
Princeton University, Fall 2006, Summer 2007, 2008 and 2009, Fall 2010 and 2011.
New York University, Summer 1996 and 1999, Fall 2001.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 1996.
IGIER, Milan, 1994-1995.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 1994.
University of Pittsburgh at CERGE, Prague, Fall 1991.

MA and PhD (Economics), Princeton University, 1987.
MSc (Econometrics and Mathematical Economics), Mark of Distinction, The London School of Economics and Political Science, 1983.
Laurea Summa cum laude (Urban Planning), Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Italy,

Awards and Fellowships
NATO Research Fellowship, 1983, 1985.
Ely Devon Prize, London School of Economics, 1983.


The 5 most recent Publications

  • “Estimating Engel curves under unit and item nonresponse", with Giuseppe De Luca, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 27 (2012): 1076-1099.
  • “Aging, cognitive abilities and retirement", with Fabrizio Mazzonna, European Economic Review, 56 (2012): 691-710.
  • “Asymptotically efficient estimation of the conditional expected shortfall", with Samantha Leorato and Andrei V. Tanase, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 56 (2012): 768-784.
  • “Heterogeneity in health responses and anchoring vignettes", with Claudio Rossetti, Empirical Economics, 42 (2012), 513-538.
  • “Regression with imputed covariates: A generalized missing indicator approach", with Valentino Dardanoni and Salvatore Modica, Journal of Econometrics, 162 (2011): 362-368.

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Events & Presentations

The 5 most recent Events & Presentations

  • NBER International Social Security Conference (Munich, January 2012), presentation
  • 2011 AAWE Annual Conference, NBER Conference “International Social Security Comparisons" (Aix-en-Provence, June 2011), presentation
  • ICEEE 2011 (Pisa, January 2011), President and presentation
  • Econometric Society Winter Meeting 2010 (Rome, November 2010), organization of event
  • Festschrift Conference in Honor of Angus Deaton (Princeton, September 2009), presentation
  • Session “Aging, Cognitive Abilities and Socio-Economic Status" 2009 American Economic Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco, January 2009), organization of event

Research Programs & Projects

  • Italian Ministry of University, PRIN 2012-2014, coordinator Agar Brugiavini.
  • Coordinator of the Panel of Experts for the Sub-area “Statistics and Applied Mathematics", Evaluation of the Research Quality (VQR) 2004-2010, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR), 2011-.
  • Member of the Committee for the “Rita Levi Montalcini" Program, Italian Ministry of University (MIUR), 2010-2011.
  • Regional Consultant of the Econometric Society for the European Winter Meeting, 2009-.
  • Marie Curie Research Training Network “Transnationality of Migrants (TOM)", 2007-2010, Network coordinator.