Assistant Professor of Economics and Management
I have recently completed all the requirements for the award of my PhD in Public Policy and Management at the H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University. My thesis focuses on the diffusion of new technologies in an international context. The first paper investigates the role of Information Technology as a relevant driver into the productivity divergence between Europe and the United States in the late 1990s. The second paper analyzes the impact of Foreign Direct Investments on the ability of inventors in Eastern Europe to absorb the most advanced technologies in the West after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Finally, the third paper evaluates the effect of several public policies on inducing technological change in four renewable energies in Europe, the U.S. and Japan over the last 30 years.