CURRENT POSITION: Lecturer of Organization Science
at the University of Bologna, Department of Management
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social and cognitive sciences in
individual and collective decision-making.
TOOLS: Agent-based models, mathematical network
analysis, neural networks, evidence theory, cognitive maps.
Born in Terni (Italy) on 23.01.64. Conscription: Civil Service
Good command of English (IELTS 7.5/9) and German (KDS), basics
C/C++/ObjC, Gauss, Java, NetLogo, Pascal.
In Electronic Engineering with a thesis on mathematical
economics, at Rome University “La Sapienza” on July 15th, 1991.
Marks average: 25/30. Thesis mark: 10/10. Graduation mark:
1. Economic Theory for
1st-year PhD students, Rome University “La Sapienza”
2. Theories and Mathematical
Models for Systems Analysis and Control, Rome University “La
3. Seminars on Organizational
Action, University of Milan 2006/07 and 2008/09.
In Political Economy at Rome University “La Sapienza”,
Nov. 1st 1991 to Nov 11th 1995. Financial support by “La Sapienza”.
Years 1994 and 1995 at the University of Stuttgart (Dep. of
Economics + Dep. of Physics).
1. International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis. Laxenburg, Young Scientists Summer
Program. June 1st to Aug 31st 1996.
2. Santa Fe Institute,
Santa Fe, Complex Systems Summer School. May 31st to June 26th
3. International Centre for
Theoretical Physics. Trieste, EXYSTENCE Thematic Institute
(networks, dynamics, sociophysics and economics). May 6th to June
4. Max Planck Institute for the
Physics of Complex Systems. Dresden, EXYSTENCE Thematic
Institute (from many-particle physics to multi-agent systems).
August 1st to September 4th, 2004.
5. University of Bologna and
University of Groningen. Bertinoro, Longitudinal Network
Analysis with SIENA. July 11th to 15th, 2011.
Post-Doctoral Funded Research :
· On the use of neural
networks to model investment decision-making. University of
Stuttgart (Dep. of Economics + Dep. of Physics). Two CNR–DFG joint
fellowships, Sept 15th to Dec 14th 1995 and Sept 15th to Dec 14th
· Economic entries of
the Lexicon of Complexity. INO, Florence, 1996.
· Historical origin of
non-numerical probabilities. Post-doc fellowship at the University
of Florence. Jan 15th 1997 to Jan 14th 1999.
· Mathematical models
of information exchange. University of Stuttgart, lecturer Jan 15th
1999 to July 31st 1999 and CNR-DFG joint fellowship Sept 1st 1999
to Nov 30th 1999.
· The structure of
information fluxes in Prato. IASG, Florence, Dec 1st 1999 to July
modelization of information fluxes. ICER, Turin, Sept
1st 2000 to July 31st 2001.
· Financial fragility
and credit rationing. University of Siena, Feb 20th 2002 to Oct
20th 2003 and Jul 25th to Oct 26th 2004.
· Bounded rationality
constraints on the size of human groups. Consequences for
organization science. Scuola Superiore S. Anna and CNR (Institute
of Computer Science), Pisa, June 1st 2002 to May 31st 2003.
· Modelization of
strategic interactions in clusters of firms. Contract FIRB,
University of Bologna, Dep. of Information Science and Dep. of
Management Science, Nov 3rd 2005 to Sep 30th 2006.
Funds obtained as Lecturer:
· PRIN 2008 (funded by
the Italian Ministry of Scientific Research) on Network
Analysis, coordinated by M. Meneguzzo, University of Rome “Tor
position on Modelization of Productive Plants by means of
Agent-Based Models, funded by University of Bologna, Dep. of
Management Science with a contribution by the University of Turin,
Dep. of Economics, Aug 2011 to Nov 2012.
· Research funds
provided by the University of Bologna depending on scientific
productivity. Evaluations obtained since the system is in place (in
a A-B-C-D scale): B, A, A, B, B.
Invited Papers at International Conferences and
1. Dutch Ministry of Economic
Affairs. Workshop on the Methodology of Industrial
Clusters Analysis. Rotterdam, May 3-4th,, 2002.
2. University of Padua.
Shackle's Heritage in Economics: Micro and Macro Aspects.
Padua, May 19-20th, 2006.
3. University of Bonn. Johannes
von Kries' Conception of Probability, its Roots and Impact.
Bonn, September 13-14th, 2012.
1. Microeconomics (in
Italian). University of Turin, School of Communication
Decision-Making (in Italian). University of Bologna, School of
Information Science, 2003/04 and 2004/05.
3. Organizational Processes and
Systems (in Italian). University of Bologna, School of
Information Science, 2004/05 and 2005/06.
4. Organization Science (in
Italian). University of Bologna, School of Economics, 2006/07 to
5. Human Resource
Management (in English). University of Bologna, School of
Economics, 2008/09 to 2011/12.
6. Advanced Data Analysis
(in German). University of Bolzano, School of Economics, 2010/11 to
· Computational and
Mathematical Organization Theory
· Journal of
Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
· Journal of
Economic Behavior and Organization
· Journal of
Management and Governance
· Mind &
· Structural Change
and Economic Dynamics
· EAEPE (European
Association for Evolutionary Political Economy)
· EurAM (European
Academy of Management)
· ESSA (European
Social Simulation Association)