Date / Place of birth: 27th May 1964, Catania (Italy)
Linguistic abilities: Italian (mother-langue), English
Current position: (since 2010): Full Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Catania – Dept. of Economics and Business (www.dei.unict.it)
Former positions: Researcher (1996-2004) and Associate Professor (2004-10) of Economic Policy – University of Catania
Temporary positions: ISTAT (the Italian Statistic Office) (1994); UCL – Visiting Professor (2007)
Education * 1991: Laurea (BA) in “Economia e Commercio” cum laude, Univ. Catania;
* 1993: Master Scientific (M.Sc.) in “Environmental and Resource Economics”, UCL, London.
* 1995: Doctorate in “Technology and economics for environmental safeguard”, University of Catania
Scientific interest: Cultural economics; tourism economics; local economic development.
Specific skills: Economic evaluation of environmental and cultural goods; economic evaluation of heritage.
- 2007-2008: Member of the Government Commission for the Study on Creativity and Cultural Production in Italy (Government Decree DM 20/10/2007).
- 2014: Member of the Inter-Department Centre “Territory, Development, Environment” of the University of Catania
PUBLICATIONS: Her scientific articles (in the field of theoretical and applied economics) are published in international journals, including Journal of Cultural Economics (2001), Applied Economics (2007, 2013), Tourism Management (2010), Scottish Journal of Political Economy (2009), Applied Financial Economics (2014) Research in Economics (2014), and in books published, among others, by Routledge, Edward Elgar.