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Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance

University of Calabria

Born in Bari, she was awarded a Laurea in Economia e Commercio and specialised in Applied Econometrics (Master Coripe, Torino, 1994; Master in Economics, Essex, 1995; MSc in Economics, Scottish Doctoral Programme, 1997) and was awarded the titles of Dottore di Ricerca in University of Bari (1999) and a PhD, Scottish Doctoral Programme, 2005, in University of Glasgow (U.K.). During 2003 and 2004 she is Marie Curie Fellow in Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany) and start to collaborate with Zurich University (Switzerland). From 2009 she is visiting professor at “Institut de Statistique, Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL)” (Belgium).

Since January 2004, she is back in Italy, working at the University of Salento (Lecce), from 2004-2008 with a four-years contract funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry of University and Research, “Rientro dei cervelli” programme). In 2008 she won the public contest as Ricercatore Universitario and in 2012 as Associate Professor in Econometrics. In March 2017 she passed National Scientific Qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, ASN) as full professor in Econometrics. From December 2020 she is Full Professor in Econometrics at the University of Calabria.

Her research interests are applied parametric and nonparametric econometrics, Bayesian econometrics, efficiency and productivity analysis using parametric and nonparametric frontier methodology, business cycles and growth, and sport economics. The main focus of her research is econometric modelling to analyze efficiency and total factor productivity for sustainable economic growth.

She has published in several international scientific journals, among which: Journal of Applied Econometrics, Regional Studies, Economic Modelling, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Review of International Economics, Applied Economics, Bulletin of Economic Research, World Development, World Economy, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Empirical Economics..

She is referee for the several scientific journals as:  Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Operations Research, Omega, World Development, Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies, The International Journal of Management Science, Economic Letters, Economic Modelling, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics.

Since July 2018 she is associate editor of Empirical Economics journal.