I am a Reader in the Department of Politics and International Studies and a member of the Warwick Q-Step Centre. I joined PAIS as Assistant Professor in 2014. Previously, I was British Academy postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. I received a PhD in Economics in 2011 and an MSc in Economics in 2007 from Birkbeck College, University of London. I have held teaching and research appointments at the University of Essex, the University of Genoa, the University of Naples "Federico II", the University of Venice, IMT Lucca and Sciences Po, Paris. In my pre-academic life, I served as an officer in the Italian Navy, principally working in anti-submarine warfare. For more information see my CV. Information about my research activities can be found on my Publications page and my ReaserchGate profile.