Work Experience

June 2016                         Teaching Assistant (Macrofinance), MSc in Banking and Finance, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

June 2015-June 2016    Visiting Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philosophy Politics and Economics Program (PPE), Philadelphia, US

June 2015-June 2016    Visiting Research Scholar, The Fox Business School, Temple University, Philadelphia, US

June 2015-June 2016     Junior Research Fellowship, Personal Freedom Project funded by the John Templeton Foundation, PPE Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, US

January 2015                    Teaching Assistant (Mathematics for Economics and Finance), MSc in Banking and Finance, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

2011                                    Teaching Assistant (Microeconomics and Applied Economics for undergraduate course), Department of Political Science, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

Education           

2013-2016                       Ph.D. in Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

2010-2012                       M.A. cum laude in Political Science – Public Administration and Development Cooperation, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

2006-2010                      B.A. cum laude in Political Science – Public Administration and Economic Development, University of Messina, Messina, Italy

2001-2006                       Diploma, Liceo Scientifico Archimede, Messina, Italy

Publications

2014                                    Marino, Alba, Guido Signorino, and Elisa Gatto. “CAP and Sustainability. Subsidies and Biodiversity in Six “Objective-1” Italian Regions.” Pathways to Environmental Sustainability. Springer International Publishing, 2014. 267-276.

Conferences, Proceedings, Courses and Workshops 

2017 January                    VII Italian Conference of Econometrics and Empirical Economics (SIDE – Società Italiana di Econometria)
Paper Presented: Freedom, Diversity and the Taste for Revolt (with Dario Maimone Ansaldo Patti and Pietro Navarra)

2016 September              XXVIII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP) Lecce, IT.
Paper Presented: Freedom, Diversity and the Taste for Revolt (with Dario Maimone Ansaldo Patti and Pietro Navarra)

2016 May                           Special Strategic Management Society Conference – Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Coopetition. Rome, IT.
Paper Presented: Mapping knowledge in Italy: innovation system, global connectivity and the role of individual motivated networks (with Ram Mudambi)

2016 April                          Multilevel Modeling with Stata. Philadelphia (PA), US.
Instructor: Tenko Raykov, PhD
Organized by: Statistical Horizon LLC (President: Paul Allison, Ph.D)

2016 Spring Semester   Business computer languages. Scripting for Business Analytics (Attended as auditor)
Instructor: Prof. Steven O. Kimbrough
Wharton Business School – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (US)

2016 March                      53rd Public Choice Society Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale (FL), US.
Paper Presented: Exploring the Taste for Revolt: Freedom, Diversity, and Fanaticism (with Dario Maimone Ansaldo Patti and Pietro Navarra)

2015 October                    3rd iBEGIN (International Business, Economic Geography and Innovation) Conference. Philadelphia (PA), US.
Referee Activity.

2015 October, 30th          Workshop in High Dimensional Methods in Econometrics and Statistics. Organized by Prof. Frank DiTraglia – The Warren Center, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia (PA), US.

2013 August                         53rd ERSA Congress Regional Integration: Europe, the Mediterranean and the World Economy. Palermo, IT.
Paper Presented: Spatial Diversity in Cereal Crops. What Do We Learn from CAP Reforms? A Farm-Level Analysis (with Capitanio F., Gatto E., Millemaci E., & Signorino G. )

2012 August                        ElCAP – E-learning course on the Common Agricultural Policy. Organized by Group de Bruges (Independent think tank), Spera (Centre for Studies on Environmental Economic and Rural policies), Associazione Alessandro Bartola. Co-financed by the European Commission.

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