In general, my research extends to Italian and European economic history issues, with particular attention to the evolution of European economic integration. Business and local history research themes also interest me, even though I have recently devoted most of my attention to trace the economic history of Italian and European migration. My present research interests are devoted to a EU financed project
on the economic history of migration - a Jean Monnet Chair which I won in August 2016. I'm thus currently working on the history of Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs, on the effects of decolonization on Italian residents in Tunisia and on the use of remittances to help local economic growth.
In the past, other research themes have included: the development of industry in
Forlì, the history of the FIM, the role of the OEEC in
fostering the Italian economic miracle, big business and Italian
industrial policies after World War II and the history of
Fiat-Chrysler special relationship.