Fellowships

Fellowships2018-03-17T10:44:19+01:00

Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

DAVIDE VURCHIO

Analysis of Relationships Between Policies, International Trade and Value Chains in Developing Economies – Profile B

Supervisor: Professor Silvia Nenci

Recent developments in the availability and quality of data allow to conduct new studies to analyze the link between policy interventions, international trade and value chains. The objectives of this research program are twofold: i) to promote the application of new databases through the development of applied analyzes where policy measures indicators are used as tools to provide empirical evidence on the impact on some variables Key economic issues, such as international trade, and formulate relevant guidelines for future policies; Ii) Measure quantitatively the participation and integration of countries within the global value chains of the agri-food sector and make recommendations on evidence-based policy on how to improve the level of such integration.

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Davide Vurchio is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics and Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University.
He earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Bari “Aldo Moro” in 2016 and a Master in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration in 2012 (Erasmus mundus Master held by a consortium of nine universities and hosted by Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille – Lille 1, Universiteit Antwerpen and Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze).
In 2017 he has been appointed as Research Consultant by the Research and Industrial Policy Advice Division of the Department of Policy Research and Statistics of UNIDO for conducting research on countries’ economic structure evolution over time. In 2015 he contributed to the Industrial Policy Report “Obiettivi e strumenti per una efficace politica per l’industrializzazione del Mezzogiorno.” for CeRPeM (Centro Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno, Bari). In 2014 Davide has taken part to the UNIDO internship program at the Cluster and Business Linkages Unit of the Business, Investment and Technology Services Branch of the Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division.
He contributed to ICE-Istat 2017 report “L’Italia nell’Economia Internazionale” and to the book “Per l’industrializzazione del Mezzogiorno. Le trasformazioni recenti, il quadro nazionale e le esperienze internazionali” (Viesti, G., LUISS University Press, Rome, 2017). In 2016 he also published an article on the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society (with Nicola Daniele Coniglio and Raffaele Lagravinese).
His main research interests involve International Trade, Regional Economics and Industrial Policy.

Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

ILARIA FUSACCHIA

Analysis of Relationships Between Policies, International Trade and Value Chains in Developing Economies – Profile A

Supervisor: Professor Luca Salvatici

Recent developments in the availability and quality of data allow to conduct new studies to analyze the link between policy interventions, international trade and value chains. The objectives of this research program are twofold: i) to promote the application of new databases through the development of applied analyzes where policy measures indicators are used as tools to provide empirical evidence on the impact on some variables Key economic issues, such as international trade, and formulate relevant guidelines for future policies; Ii) Measure quantitatively the participation and integration of countries within the global value chains of the agri-food sector and make recommendations on evidence-based policy on how to improve the level of such integration.

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Ilaria Fusacchia is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics and Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University.

Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

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FRANCESCO GIFFONI

Approach Application of Global Value Chains to High-Tech Suppliers of CERN
Supervisor: Professor Anna Giunta

The financing of basic research infrastructure has become a critical issue in recent years. It remains, however, the problem of having to justify in terms of the socio-economic impact a substantial investment of resources in basic research (see on Florio, M., Strong, S., & Sirtori, E., 2016, the Social Forecasting Impact of the Large Hadron Collider: A Cost-Benefit Analysis to 2025 and Beyond. Technological Forecasting & Social Change).

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Francesco Giffoni is economist at CSIL (Centre for Industrial Studies), Development and Evaluation Unit and lecturer at the Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects. He earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Rome La Sapienza. He spent a research period at the department of Regional Economics (RHV) at Erasmus University of Rotterdam and obtained a Master degree in Welfare Economics and Public Administrations at University La Sapienza. Francesco also attended several post-degree courses (Milan Summer School on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects, the Winter School in Spatial Statistics and Econometrics at University of Trento, ERSA Summer School, Advances in Regional Science, and the Graduate Program at Einaudi Institute For Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome).
His professional experience started in 2009 at Bank of Italy where he joined a team to evaluate the impact of human capital on the growth of cities. Over the years, Francesco, has been involved as econometrician and data analyst in several policy evaluation studies on behalf of many Italian and foreign institutions (European Commission, DG Regio; CERN, Government of Saudi Arabia, Municipality of Rotterdam; Italian Ministry of Labour, Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini, CISL).
His research interests are in public and applied economics. Specifically, urban and regional development, industrial policies and policy evaluation, cost-benefits analysis in the field of industrial and investment projects, and large research infrastructures (CERN-LHC, HL-LHC, FCC-HH). During his career, Francesco has gained a sound experience in the use of different methodologies and tasks such as econometrics and counterfactual analysis, Bayesian Network Analysis, cluster and principal component analysis, impact assessment and policy formulation, report and academic paper drafting, questionnaire design and on-field interviews.

Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre and  Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

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MARA GIUA
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The Evaluation of the Development Policies of The European Union. Impacts and Conditioning Factors
Supervisor: Professor Fabrizio De Filippis

There is a full consensus, nowadays, on the economic and strategic relevance of the European development policies. Their role in terms of cohesion, however, remains not clear. Which is the territorial impact of such a large amount of Budget-resources? How does it depend on the territorial and economic context in which resources are being allocated and spent? Which is the role of the country-effect with respect to the one of local conditioning factors?

The research project aims at contributing to this debate by studying the exogenous impacts of the policies through counterfactual methodologies applied at micro level. Endogenous factors such as the dimensions of the territorial disadvantage, the governance and the involved actors, the economic context and the policy whole structure will be accounted for as impacts’ “conditioning factors” so that policies will be evaluated with the same approach of their current design and implementation, that is in deep relation to the places where they work.

Mara Giua is currently Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University.

In 2015, with Riccardo Crescenzi (LSE and Rossi-Doria Centre), Mara wins the Competition for the Best Paper presented at the ‘Challenges for the New Cohesion Policy‘ (Riga, 4-6 February 2015), organized by the Presidency of the European Union, together with the European Commission DG REGIO and the Regional Studies Association. The winning paper is entitled “How does the Net Impact of the EU Regional Policy Differ across Countries?“

In 2016, the research project How can the EU Cohesion Policy help persistently under-performing regions? by Mara Giua is one of the winners of the 2016 competition of the European Commission Best Evaluation Proposals on the effectiveness of operations co-financed by Structural or Cohesion Funds.

The project has been awarded by the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu during the 7th European Evaluation Conference The result orientation: Cohesion Policy at Work (Sofia, 16-17th June 2016)

Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre, Department of Economics, Roma Tre University and Bioversity International

foto-livia-ortolani-1LIVIA ORTOLANI

Modelling to Estimate the Value of Social Benefits Arising from Safeguarding Agricultural and Tree Biodiversity
Supervisor: Professor Luca Salvatici

Conservation of global agriculture and tree biodiversity can contribute toward a sustainable solution to ensure global food and nutrition security despite the anticipated adverse impacts of climate change. Various studies indicate that diversity in food production contributes to diversity in local food availability which, in turn, contributes to health outcomes of individuals. Maintenance of biodiversity on farmer’s fields and landscapes is therefore important in ensuring future availability of nutritious and diverse food, particularly in areas with poor market linkages. Biodiversity conservation on farms and on landscapes also allows plants and animals to undergo natural evolutionary processes which consequentially generate broad genetic variation that is essential for adaptation and for resilience against future threats from pests and diseases.

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Fellowship co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University

RAFFAELE LAGRAVINESlagravineseE

Resilience, Recovery and Growth: an Analysis of European Regions.
Supervisor: professor Anna Giunta

The research project uses the concept of “resilience” to analyze the effects of the recent economic crisis on European regions. In regional economics, resilience is used to denote the ability of a region to anticipate, respond to and return to growth following an economic shock. The research will aim to define which economics sectors (eg. Manufacturing, construction, services) have been hit the hardest during the crisis and what policies (regional and industrial) have favored the (possible) economic recovery. The project will use techniques of spatial econometrics to analyze the industrial specialization and geographical distribution.

Raffaele Lagravinese is currently Lecturer in Economics (University of Bari Aldo Moro).
From 2011 to 2015 Post-Doc research fellow in Applied Economics (Roma Tre University).
He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Bari (2011) and a Master Degree in Economics at the University of Roma Tre (2007).
He spent several research periods abroad. In particular, at Cambridge University, Brunel Business School, York University and University Pompeu Fabra.
His main research interests focus on issues related to: Urban and Regional Economics; Health economics; Economics of Education.

Recently, he has published on Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Economic Modelling, Local Economy.