Edoardo Baldoni is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy.
His research interests span several areas but are mostly focused on the measurement of agricultural Total Factor Productivity (TFP) using farm-level data, its spatial properties and correlation with other farm-level indicators. In 2016, he obtained his PhD in Economics from Università Politecnica delle Marche with a research thesis entitled “Agricultural Productivity in Space”.
He has recently developed an R package for the measurement of multilateral index numbers, has worked on the implementation of estimators for econometric space-time models, and has contributed, as lead programmer, to the development of a software for conducting Stochastic Cost-Benefit Analyses for the Department of Construction, Civil Engineering and Architecture at Università Politecnica delle Marche.
Since 2012, he has worked with several private and public institutions as Data Scientist, Economist, GIS specialist and Computer Programmer and has attended various courses on Computer Programming, Big Data Analysis, Geostatistics, Public Speaking and Debating among others.
Winner of 2018 edition of Scholarship in Memory of Giovanni Anania, co-financed by Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University, AIEAA (Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics), Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (University of California at Davis), and Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance (University of Calabria) with the project Market Power and Imperfect Pass-Through in the Agricultural Sector.
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.
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.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Economics and Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University, with the Research Project co-financed by Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University: The Evaluation of the Development Policies of The European Union. Impacts and Conditioning Factors.
In 2015, with Riccardo Crescenzi (LSE and Rossi-Doria Centre), Mara Giua 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)
Ph.D. student, Department of Economics, Roma Tre University
Winner of 2016 edition of Scholarship in Memory of Giovanni Anania, co-financed by Manlio Rossi-Doria Centre, Roma Tre University, AIEAA (Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics), Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (University of California at Davis), and Department of Economics, Statistics and Finance (University of Calabria) with the project Market Power and Imperfect Pass-Through in the Agricultural Sector.
Livia Ortolani currently holds a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, co-financed by Rossi-Doria Centre, Bioversity International CGIAR and Department of Economics, Roma Tre University. In 2015 she received her Ph.D. in Environmental and Development Economics at Department of Economics, Roma Tre University, with a thesis on the application of social network analysis to knowledge and innovation in farming systems. In 2009 she earned a MSc in Ecological Economics at the University of Edinburgh, where she used participatory models for local development and the study of farmers’ preferences in the application of agro-environmental measures. In 2003 she graduated in Geography at Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on sustainable agriculture in Rome Municipality.
She is member of FIRAB board (Italian Foundation for Research in Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture). Since July 2016 she is member of Innovation Committee at IFOAM International, International organization in the organic sector.
Since 2003 she works at AIAB, Italian Association for Organic Agriculture. She has been coordinator of promotional campaigns on organic agriculture and network of AIAB educational farms from 2003 to 2007. She has been working on rural development projects in the parks of Lazio Region and in Italian National Parks, in which she was responsible for organizing courses, technical meetings and workshops between stakeholders. Since 2009 she coordinates research activities of AIAB, being directly involved in the drafting of project proposals and management of many national (Ministry of Environment, Mipaaf), and European (FP7, H2020; ERA-NET, Life, PSR Lazio, LLP) projects, with a focus on socio-economic activities. She has been WP leader of a Core Organic “Interveg” project aiming to facilitating the participation of farmers in research.
Her research interests are: innovation and sustainability in the agri-food sector, food governance, agricultural biodiversity, urban agriculture, multiactor approach to agricultural research, transition theory, social network analysis and social innovation.
– Dinis, I, Ortolani, L., Bocci, R. and Brites, C. (2015). Organic agriculture values and practices in Portugal and Italy. Agricultural Systems, 136, 39-45.
– Canali, S. Campanelli, G. Ciaccia, C., Tittarelli, F. Bavec, F., von Fragstein P., Burgio, G. Ortolani L. and Kristensen H.L. (2015) System assessment of organic living mulch for cauliflower (Brassica oleracea L. var. botrytis) cropping systems Acta Hortic. 1103. ISHS 2015. DOI 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1103.14 XXIX IHC – Proc. XVII Int.Symp. on Horticultural Economics & Management and V Int. Symp. on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Trans. Economies. Ed.: P.J.Batt.
– Ortolani, L. Grando, S. Cucco, I. (2014). Relational patterns in the short food supply chains initiatives in the city of Rome: clusters, networks, organisational models. Spanish Journal of Rural Development. 5, special: 35-48.
– Ortolani, L; McRoberts, N; Dendonker, N; Rounsevell, M. (2010). Analysis of Farmers’ Concepts of Environmental Measures: An Application of Cognitive Maps and Cluster Analysis in Pursuit of Modelling Agents’ Behaviour. In (M. Glikas, ed) Fuzzy Cognitive Maps: Advances in Theories, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing. Springer.
Research fields: Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Policy and Policy Evaluation
Main subjects: Econometrics, Mathematics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, International Trade, Development Economics, Real Option Analysis
Laura Rosatelli has collaborated in the Rossi-Doria Centre – INEA (now CREA) team on the project financed by the European Parliament “Implementation of the first pillar of the CAP 2014 -2020 in the EU Member States”
Study on the different implementation of the first pillar of the reformed CAP 2014-2020 in the EU Member States
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.