1996 – 2000: Ph.D. in Economics, University of Bristol (GB). Thesis: “An Econometric Analysis of Family Formation”. Supervisors: Prof. Simon Burgess and Prof. Carol Propper. Technical advisor: Prof. Andrew Chesher (UCL). External examiner: Prof. John Ermisch (Oxford).
1993 – 1994: M.Sc. in Economics and Finance, University of Bristol (GB).
1992 – 1993: Diploma in Economics, University of Bristol (GB).
1988 – 1991: Cand. Mag in Economics, Law and Computer Science, Molde College (Norway).
Full Professor of Policy Analysis and Public Management
Nov 2014 - Dean Undergraduate School, Bocconi University
Sept 2014 - Full professor in Demography, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management (PAM)
2009 - 2014 Associate Professor in Demography, Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milano.
Deputy-director of DONDENA Centre for Research on Social Dynamics, Bocconi University, Milano (Since 2007).
Programme Director of Bachelor in International Economics, Management and Finance (BIEMF) (since September 2012).
Research Fellow: Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway. ISER–Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, GB.
2007 – 2009 Assistant Professor in Demography, Department of Decision Sciences, Bocconi University, Milano.
2004 – 2007 Chief Research Officer at ISER (Institute for Economic and Social Research), University of Essex, GB.
2002 – 2004 Lecturer “B” in Economics (tenured position), University of Leicester, GB.
2000 – 2002 Research Scientist - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research.
1999 – 2000 The University of Bristol – Lecturer "A" in Economics.
1994 - 1996 The University of Bristol – Research Assistant for Simon Burgess and Carol Propper ESRC funded project entitled “Poverty Dynamics”
"Age norms on leaving home: Multilevel evidence from the European Social Survey", Environment and Planning A, 2012 forthcoming (with Arpino and Billari), Grandparenting and Mothers' labour force participation, Demographic Research 2012 forthcoming (with Arpino and Goisis), "Grandparenting and childbearing in the extended family", European Journal of Population 2012 forthcoming (with Meroni and Pronzato), "Explaining attitudes towards demographic behaviour", European Sociological Review 2011 (with Bassi and Sironi), Happiness and Childbearing across Europe" Social Indicators Research 2011 (with Sironi and Goisis) "Social Age Deadlines for Childbearing of Women and Men", Human Reproduction (with Billari, Goisis, Liefbroer, Settersten, Hagestad and Speder), "Estimating the Causal Effect of Fertility on Economic Wellbeing: Data Requirements, Identifying Assumptions and Estimation Methods" Empirical Economics 2010 (with Arpino), "Women's wages and childbearing decisions: Evidence from Italy, Demographic Research 2010 (with Billari and Rondinelli), "Cash benefit policy and childbearing decisions in Norway, Marriage and Family Review 2010 (with Trude Lappegaard), "Does Fertility decrease household consumption? An analysis of poverty dynamics and fertility in Indonesia, Demographic Research (with Kim, Englehardt and Prskawetz), "The highest fertility in Europe - for how long? Determinants of fertility change in Albania" 2009 Demografia, "WHat keeps yound adults in permanent poverty? A comparative analysis using ECHP", 2009 Social Science Research, "Demographic Change: How Government support influences birth rates" 2009 European View, "Childcare cash benefits and fertility timing in Norway" 2008 European Journal of Population (with Lappegaard), "youth Poverty in Europe", report series of the J. Rowntree Foundation 2007 (with Iacovou), "Marital Disruption and Economic Wellbeing: A comparative analysis", Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A, 2007 (with G. Betti, S. Mazzuco and L. Mencarini); "Strings of Adulthood: Analyzing work-family trajectories using sequence analysis", European Journal of Population 2007, (with F.C. Billari, and R. Piccarreta); "Does leaving home make you poor? Evidence from 13 countries", European Journal of Population, 2007 (with M. Davia, M. Iacovou and S. Mazzuco); "An empirical investigation into the effect of childbearing on economic wellbeing in Europe" Statistical Methods and Applications 2006 Vol 15(2): 209 227 (with S. Mazzuco and L. Mencarini); "Societal Transition, Policy Changes and Family Formation: Evidence from Hungary", Journal of European Population 2006 (22):127 152, (with F.C. Billari and Z. Speder); "Fertility and poverty in developing countries: a comparative analysis", Population Review 2006 45(2), (with H. Engelhardt, F. Francavilla, A. Kedir, J. Kim, F. Mealli, L. Mencarini, S. Pudney and A. Prskawetz); "Youth poverty in Europe: What do we know?" Demographic Research 2006 15(3): p21 50 (with M. Iacovou, and L. Mencarini); "Employment, Family Union, and Childbearing Decisions in Great Britain", Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A 2006 Vol 169(4):781 804 (with S. Burgess, C. Propper, and M. Dickson); "Childbearing and wellbeing: A Comparative Analysis of Welfare Regimes in Europe", Journal of European Social Policy, 2005 n.3, vol.15 (with A. Aassve, S. Mazzuco, L. Mencarini); "Sequence analysis of BHPS life course data", in M. Vichi, P. Monari, S. Magnani, A. Montanari (Eds.), New Developments in Classification and Data Analysis, Springer, Berlin, 2005 (with F.C. Billari, R. Piccarreta); "Social Policies and Lifecourse Outcomes: The Impact of Cohabitation and Marriage on first Births in Germany and Sweden", Population and Environment 2004 Vol. 25(6) 531 561 (with P. Baizán, and F. C. Billari); "Sequence analysis of BHPS life course data, in CLADAG 2003. Book of Short Papers, CLUEB, Bologna (with F.C. Billari and R. Piccarreta); Incomes and the Transition to Independent Living, Marriage and Divorce among Young Americans, Journal of Population Economics 2003 Vol 16(3): 250 267 (with S. Burgess, and C. Propper); The Impact of Economic Resources on Premarital Childbearing and Subsequent Marriage Among Young American Women, Demography, 40(1):125 126; Cohabitation, marriage, first birth: The interrelationship of family formation events in Spain. European Journal of Population 2003 Vol 19: 147 169 (with P. Baizán, and F. C. Billari); "Leaving Home: A Comparative Longitudinal Analysis of ECHP data", Journal of European Social Policy, 2002 12(4):259 275 (with F.C. Billari, S. Mazucco, and F. Ongaro); "Transitions from Home to Marriage among Young Americans", Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2003 17(1):1 23 (with A. Aassve, S. Burgess, A. Chesher and C. Propper); "Changing Patterns of Marriage and Fertility Behaviour in a Time of Social and Economic Change: Evidence from ". Studies in Family Planning, 2002 33(2):165-172 (with G. Altankhuyag); "Das Verlassen des Elternhauses durch junge Erwachsene in Europa und seine demografischen Konsequenzen", in Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Jahrbuch, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Monaco di Baviera, 2002: 727-729 (with P. Baizán and F.C. Billari); "The Impact of Income and Occupational Status on Leaving Home: Evidence from the Italian ECHP sample", LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, 2001 15:501-529 (with F. Billari and F. Ongaro); "Income and Assets", chapter 6 in "The ECE/PAU Generations and Gender Programme: Concepts for a second round of Fertility and Family Surveys in Europe, with particular attention paid to persons of reproductive/working age", edited by J. Hoem, report commissioned by the Population Activities Unit, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.