Associate Professor (2011-present), Department of Economics, University of Bologna.
Adjoint Professor (2011-present) and Scientific Advisor (2013-present), MIEX Master in International Management, University of Bologna.
Education and Previous Positions
Affiliated Researcher (2012-2016), Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), University of Barcelona.
Assistant Professor (2005-2011), Department of Economics, University of Bologna
Research Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, under the project “Analysis of economics dynamics: macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects”, until September 2005
PhD in Quantitative Economics from the European Doctoral Program at CORE (Center for Operations Research and Econometrics), Université Catholique de Louvain, March 2005
PhD in Economics, University of Bologna, June 2003
Master of Art in Economics, with honor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Sept. 2001
Bachelor's degree (Laurea) in Political Science, specialisation in Economics, summa cum laude, Faculty of Science and Politics, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, February 2000.
Distinguished Teaching Award, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, 2018.
PRIN 2017: Responsible of the research unit of the University of Bologna. Title of the project: “Policy challenges in the transition to autonomous vehicles”. Project Coordinator: Tommaso Valletti.
ALMA Idea – Grant, 2017, University of Bologna. Title of the project: “L’immigrant business: tra imprenditorialità diffusa e regolamentazione”. Project Coordinator: Francesca Fauri.
NET Institute Grant, 2011, 2016, 2017.
COST Grant, 2011.
Borsa Marco Polo, 2005.
CORE Research Grant, 2003-2004.
EDNET Fellowship, 2002-2003.
Borsa di Studio Einaudi, 2000-2001.
Visiting Researcher, Toulouse School of Economics, April 2019.
Visiting Researcher, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), February 2016, June 2018.
Visiting Researcher, The Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB), February 2012, April 2017.
Professeur Invité, Université Pantheon-Assas Paris II, February 2011, May 2012, March 2013, March 2014, May 2015.
Visiting Scholar, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, March - July 2011.
Visiting Researcher, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, January 2011.
Profesor Asociado, Departament d’Economia i d’Historia Economica, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, February - September 2008.
Visiting Professor, ESCI (Escola Superior de Comerç Internacional), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, March – July 2007.
Visiting Research Fellow, IESE Business School, Universidad de Navarra, Barcelona, Feb - June 2005.
Visiting EDP Student, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, September 2003 - July 2004.
Erasmus Student, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, September 1997 - July 1998.
Papers in Journals:
Entry into complementary good markets with network effects (2019), Strategy Science, forthcoming (with G. Llanes and F. Ruiz-Aliseda).
Price Competition in the Presence of a Web Aggregator. Journal of Economics, 2019, vol. 126(1), 43-73 (with O. Loginova)
On the economic effects of price parity clauses – what do we know three years later? Journal of European Competition Law & Practice, 2018, volume 9(10), 650-654 (with C. Piga and C. Reggiani)
End-of-pipe or cleaner production? How to go green in presence of income inequality and pro-environmental behaviour. Journal of Cleaner Production, 2017, vol. 160, 71-82 (with O. Tarola and C. Vergari).
Environmental vs Hedonic Quality: Which Policy Can Help in Lowering Pollution Emissions? Environment and Development Economics, 2017, vol. 22, 274-304 (with C. Vergari).
On the private and social desirability of mixed bundling in complementary markets with cost savings. Information Economics and Policy, 2017, vol. 39, 45-59 (with C. Halmenschlager).
Hedonic and environmental quality: a hybrid model of product differentiation, Resource and Energy Economics, 2016, vol. 45, 99-123 (with O. Tarola and C. Vergari).
Cartels Punishment and Distortive Effects of Fines, Journal of Competition Law & Economics, 2016, vol. 12(2), 375-399 (with E. Dargaud and C. Reggiani).
On the (in)stability of nonlinear feedback solutions in a dynamic duopoly with renewable resource exploitation, Economics Letters, 2016, vol. 143, 9-12 (with L. Lambertini).
Equilibrium Innovation Ecosystems: The Dark Side of Collaborating with Complementors, Management Science, 2016, vol. 62(2), 534-549 (with F. Ruiz-Aliseda).
The strategic interplay between bundling and merging in complementary markets, Managerial and Decision Economics, 2016, vol. 37, 19-36 (with J. Vandekerckhove).
Feedback equilibria in a dynamic renewable resource oligopoly: pre-emption, voracity and exhaustion, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2014, vol. 47, 115-122 (with L. Lambertini).
The strategic effect of bundling: a new perspective, Review of Industrial Organization, 2013, vol. 42(1), 25-43.
Parallel Imports and Innovation in an Emerging Economy: The Case of Indian Pharmaceuticals, Health Economics, 2012, vol. 21, 1286-1299 (with A. Naghavi).
Process and Product Innovation in a Vertically Differentiated Industry, International Game Theory Review, 2011, vol. 13(2), 209-221 (with E. Bacchiega and L. Lambertini).
Demand Expansion and Elasticity Improvement as Complementary Marketing Goals. Manchester School, 2011, vol. 79(1), 145-158 (with C. Halmenschalger and M. Troege).
R&D-Hindering Collusion, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 2010, vol. 10(1), 1-13 (with E. Bacchiega and L. Lambertini).
On MQS Regulation, Innovation and Market Coverage, Economics Letters, 2010, vol. 108, 26-27 (with E. Bacchiega and L. Lambertini).
Process and Product Innovation: A Differential Game Approach to Product Life Cycle, International Journal of Economic Theory, 2010, vol. 6, 227-252 (with L. Lambertini).
Process and Product Innovation by a Multiproduct Monopolist: A Dynamic Approach, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2009, vol. 27, 508-518 (with L. Lambertini).
Persuasive Advertising in Oligopoly: A Linear State Differential Game. Operation Research Letters, 2008, vol. 36, 381-384 (with R. Cellini and L. Lambertini).
Complementarity, Coordination and Credit. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2008, vol. 164 (2), 230-252 (with A. Fedele).
Environmental policy and trade of manufacturing goods in Central and Eastern Enlargement of the European Union. Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, 2008, vol. 44 (3), 37-50 (with M. Vancauteren).
Identifying Reaction Functions in Differential Oligopoly Games, Mathematical Social Sciences, 2006, vol. 52 (3), 252-271 (with L. Lambertini).
Complementarity between product and process innovation in a monopoly setting, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2006, vol. 15(3), 219-234.
Advertising and endogenous exit in a differentiated duopoly, Recherches Economiques de Louvain, 2006, vol. 72(1), 19-47 (with G. Mion).
Other papers in journals:
Global Challenges for the online platform sector: Regulation or laissez faire? The EU perspective, Torre de los Lujanes, 2019, forthcoming (with C. Reggiani).
Credit Availability in the Crisis: which Role for Public Financial Institutions? Annals of Economics and Finance, 2014, vol. 15-1, 161-183 (with A. Fedele).
Reducing Credit Rationing for SMEs in Times of Crisis: the case of the European Investment Bank Group, Moneda y Crédito, 2013, number 235, 61-86 (with A. Fedele and F. Liucci).
The importance of being consulted, Annals of Economics and Finance, 2010, vol. 11-2, 231-245 (with A. Fedele).
Endogenous Transportation Technology in a Cournot Differential Game with Intraindustry Trade, Japan and the World Economy, 2009, vol. 21, 133-139 (with L. Colombo and L. Lambertini).
Product Innovation and Transportation Technology in a Cournot Duopoly, Rivista di Politica Economica, July-August, vol. 2007, 1-25.
Did the entry of low cost companies foster the growth of strategic alliances in the airline industry? Rivista di Politica Economica, Special Issue on "The Liberalisation of the European Civil Airline Industry: Economic and Policy Implications", 2007, vol. XCVII (I-II), 189-220 (with O. Tarola).
Innovating the transport technology or the production process? The answer to an R&D dilemma, International Journal of Transport Economics, 2005, vol. XXXII (1), 41-56 (with G. Rossini).
A differential game with investment in transport and communication R&D, International Journal of Mathematics, Game Theory, and Algebra, 2004, vol. 14(5), 363-74 (with L. Colombo and L. Lambertini).
R&D in Transport and Communication in a Cournot Duopoly, Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Economiche e Commerciali, 2003, vol. 50 (2), 185-198 (with L. Lambertini and G. Rossini).
Does a Market Economy Promote Freedom? Annali della Fondazione Einaudi, 2001, vol. XXXV, 45-55.
Price vs Quantity in a Duopoly with Technological Spillovers: A Welfare Re-Appraisal, Keio Economic Studies, 2001, vol. 38, 41-52 (with L. Lambertini).
Papers in Conference Proceedings
Managing Innovation in an Unstable World: Challenges of Global Competition for European Innovative and Proactive Firms, Proceedings of the 2017 ENTRENOVA Conference (Centre for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, September 7-9, 2017), 233-239 (with C. Binder)
The impact of ASEAN – China Free Trade Agreement on European Economy, Proceedings of 3rd STRATEGICA International Conference: Local versus Global (National University of Political Sciences and Public Administration, Bucharest, October 29-31, 2015), 320-326.
Industrial Policy in the European Union: an Overview, Proceedings of the Jubilee10th International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists: The Economy of Bulgaria and European Union – Contemporary Challenges and Solution Approaches (UNWE, Sofia, November 13, 2014), 796-804.
Collusion Helps Abate Environmental Pollution: A Dynamic Approach, in M. J. Chung, P. Misra and H. Shim (eds), Preprints of the 17th IFAC World Congress (Seoul, Korea, July 6-11, 2008), in CD-rom (with L. Lambertini).
Papers in Collective Volumes:
A Differential Game with Investment in Transport and Communication R&D, in L. Petrosjan and V. Mazalov (eds), Game Theory and Applications, 2005, Vol. X, Nova Science, New York (with L. Colombo and L. Lambertini).
Economia dell'integrazione europea (2008), Bologna, il Mulino (with L. Marattin).
Recent Working Papers:
Platform Price Parity Clauses and Segmentation (2019), UB Economics Working Papers 2019/387 (with J. Calzada and E. Manna).
Much ado about nothing? Online platform price parity clauses and the EU Booking.com case (2018), mimeo (with C. Piga and C. Reggiani).
Non-linear Pricing and Conscious Consumption (2018), mimeo (with N. Burani). Revision requested at International Journal of Industrial Organization.
Signaling quality when consumers are salient thinkers (2018), mimeo (with E. Carroni and A. Minniti)
‘Deal or no deal?’ Online travel agencies and hotel discount strategies (2018), mimeo (with C. Piga, C. Reggiani and Y. Shevtsova). Submitted.
The Dynamics of Online Hotel Prices and the EU Booking.com Case (2017), NET Institute Working Paper No. 17-04 (with C. Piga and C. Reggiani).
Automatica; Bulletin of Economic Research; Dynamic Games and Applications; Economia e Politica Industriale; Economia Politica; Economic Modelling; Economica; Economics Bulletin; Economics of Innovation and New Technology; Economics Letters; Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal; Games and Economic Behavior; Energy Policy; Health Economics; International Economic Review; International Game Theory Review; International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Journal of Economics; Journal of Economics & Management Strategy; Journal of Evolutionary Economics; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications; Management Science; Managerial and Decision Economics; Manchester School; Mathematical Social Science; Review of Industrial Organization; Review of Network Economics; Rivista di Politica Economica; Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche; Southern Economic Journal; TOP.
University of Bologna, School of Economics, Management, and Statistics: Economic Analysis for Business and Strategic Decisions, 2017 – present (in Italian); Industrial Economics, 2011 - present (in Italian); International Economics, 2015 - present (in English); Microeconomics, 2014- 2017 (in English), at the Buenos Aires Campus (in English); Microeconomics, 2007-2015 (in Italian); Macroeconomics, 2005-2007 (in Italian).
University of Bologna, MIEX Master in International Management: International Economics, 2011 - present (in English); Industrial Economics, 2011 – present (in English).
Toulouse Business School, International Electives Economic Analysis for Business and Strategic Decisions, 2018 - 2019 (in English); Industrial Economics and Competition Policy, 2017 (in English)
ICN Business School, Nancy, Bachelor program's annual International Business Seminars: Economic Analysis for Business and Strategic Decisions, 2019 (in English); Game Theory for Economics and Business, 2012, 2013, and 2014 (in English); Industrial Economics and Competition Policy, 2014 (in English); International Trade, 2012 and 2013 (in English).
Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta - Peking University, Dual Degree Executive MBA Program: International Business Economics, 2014 - present (in English).
University of Bologna, Representación en la República Argentina, Master in Relazioni Internazionali Europa-America Latina: America Latina e Unione Europea nell’Economia Globale, 2017 – present (in Italian)
Curtin University, Perth, Lecture held at University of Bologna, MBA Global Study Tour: EU Single Market and Eurozone, April 2017 (in English)
Universitat de Barcelona, Master in Economics: Industrial Organization and Regulation, 3rd Quarter 2016 (in English).
Fondazione Alma Mater, Corso di Alta Formazione “Regolazione e Mercato nei Servizi di Pubblica Utilità” (The Economics of Public Utility Regulation): La politica della concorrenza nell’Unione Europea (Competition policy in the EU), 2007 – 2013 and 2016 (in Italian).
University of Bologna, Master in Relazioni Internazionali d'Impresa: Italia-Russia: International Economics, 2014-2016 (in English).
Lomonosow Moscow State University, Moscow Summer Academy on Economic Growth of Natural Resources: International Environmental Policy, Green Consumerism, and Natural Resources: Static and Dynamic Approaches, July 2015, (in English).
INSEEC Business School, Paris-Bordeaux, INSEEC’s International Academic Seminars: Game Theory for Economics and Business, 2014-2015 (in English); International Trade, 2014-2015 (in English).
University of Bologna, in association with Ce.U.B., course in “Governance and Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)”: International Trade, 2012 and 2013 (in English); Commerce International, 2013 (in French).
Fondazione Alma Mater, International Summer Program Bologna: European Economics, 2011 (in English).
University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics, Forlì Campus: Game Theory and Negotiations, 2007 – 2011 (in English).
James Madison University Programs in Florence, Master in Political Science: EU Common Market and Competition Policy, 2009 - 2010 (in English).
ESCI - Universitat Pompeu Fabra: International Economics, 2006-2007 and 2009-2010 (in English); Doing Business in Europe, 2007-2009 (in English).
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona: Advanced Macroeconomics II, spring 2008 (in Spanish).
University of Perugia, Terni Campus, master MEMA-MAEM: Market Economy and Democratic Pluralism, 2006 (in English and French).
University of Bologna, Forlì Campus, master GPIE, 2001-2003.: Macroeconomics and Economic Policies, 2001-2002 (in English); EU Industrial Policies, 2002-2003 (in English).
University of Bologna, Faculty of Science and Politics, Forlì Campus: TA in Microeconomics, 2000-2003 (in Italian).
Erasmus Coordinator, School of Economics, Management, and Statistics (University of Bologna)
Coordination of the Exchange Programs with ESCI - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, Université Catholique de Louvain, NHH (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration), INSEEC Business School (Paris) and Philipps-Universität Marburg (until 2018).
Scientific Advisor (2013-present), MIEX Master in International Management, University of Bologna.
PhD Committee Member, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, 2017-2018.
Co-organizer of the 4th IAERE (Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists) Annual Conference, February 2016, Bologna
Co-organizer of the 54th Meeting of the Italian Economic Association (SIE), October 2013, Bologna
Department Committee Member (Giunta di Dipartimento), Department of Economics, University of Bologna, for two consecutive mandates, 2009-2012 and 2012-2015.
CORE, Université Catholique de Louvain; Frankfurt School of Finance & Management; IESE Business School, Barcelona; International School of Economics (ISET), Tbilisi/Georgia; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; London School of Economics; ParisTech, Institute of Science and Technology in Paris; Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile; Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad de la República, Montevideo; Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires; Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires; Universitat de Alicante; Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona; Universitat de Barcelona; Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; Université Pantheon-Assas, Paris II; Università del Salento, Lecce; Université Paris Nanterre; University of Liverpool.
ITALIAN Native Language
ENGLISH Very Fluent
SPANISH Very Fluent
FRENCH Very Fluent