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Current Position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University.

Previous Positions

August 2009 – June 2015: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Colorado State University.

 

Other Appointments

September 2015 – December 2015: Visiting Scholar, Department of Social Sciences and Economics, Sapienza University of Rome.

December 2011 – January 2012 and May – June 2013: Visiting Professor, Faculty of International Economics and Business, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Research Fields

Economic Growth, Income Distribution, Applied Macroeconomics, Political Economy.

Teaching Fields 

Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Microeconomics, Economic Growth, Mathematical Economics, Mathematics for Economists, Econometrics.

 

Education

  • 2009: Ph.D. Economics, The New School for Social Research. Dissertation Title: `Directed Technical Change with Applications to Environmental Economics and Labor Market Institutions’. Dissertation Committee: Duncan K. Foley (Chair), M. Ali Khan, Willi Semmler.
  • 2009: Doctorate, Political Economy, University of Rome \La Sapienza”. Dissertation Title: `Endogenous Technical Change, Growth and Business Cycles: Three Essays’. Advisor: Guido Cozzi.
  • 2008: M.Phil, Economics, The New School for Social Research. Qualifying Fields: Microeconomics, Econometrics.
  • 2004: Summer School in Time Series Econometrics, CIDE, Bertinoro (FO), Italy.
  • 2003: M.A., Public Economics, University of Rome `La Sapienza’. Qualifying Field: Economics of Public Administration.
  • 2002: Laurea (BA), Economics, University of Rome `La Sapienza’.

 

Research Output

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Public Capital, Redistribution, and Growth in a Two-Class Economy, with Luca Zamparelli. Metroeconomica, Early View. DOI: 10.1111/meca.12105.
  2. Endogenous Technical Change, Employment and Distribution in the Goodwin Model of the Growth Cycle, with Luca Zamparelli. Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, DOI 10.1515/snde-2013-0117

  3. Capitalists, Workers, and Managers: Eective Demand and Wage Inequality, with Ramaa Vasudevan. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics 30, 120–131

  4. Redistribution in a Neo-Kaleckian Two Country Model, with Rudiger von Arnim and Laura Barbosa de Carvalho. Metroeconomica 65 No. 3, 430-459.
  5. Credit-Driven Investment, Heterogeneous Labour Markets and Macroeconomic Dynamics, with Matthieu Charpe, Peter Flaschel, Hans-Martin Krolzig, Christian Proa~no, and Willi Semmler. Online first, Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination. DOI 10.1007/s11403-014-0126-4.
  6. Daily Variation in Natural Disaster Casualties: Information Flows, Safety, and Opportunity Costs in Tornado Versus Hurricane Strikes, with Sammy Zahran and Stephan Weiler. Risk Analysis, vol. 33 no. 7: 1265-1280, July 2013.
  7. Bargaining over Productivity and Wages when Technical Change is Induced: Implications for Growth, Distribution, and Employment. Journal of Economics (Springer), vol. 109 no. 3: 207-244, July 2013.
  8. Wage Bargaining and Induced Technical Progress in a Linear Economy: Model and Application to the US (1963-2003). Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, vol. 23 no. 2: 117-126, June 2012.
  9. Embedding Care and UnpaidWork in Macroeconomic Modeling: a Structuralist Approach’, with Elissa Braunstein and Irene van Staveren. Feminist Economics, vol. 17 no. 4, October 2011.
  10. Estimated Non-linearities and Multiple Equilibria in a Model of Distributive-Demand Cycles, with Peter Flaschel and Lance Taylor. International Review of Applied Economics, vol. 25 no. 5, September 2011. Reprinted as: The Distributive Cycle with a Non-Linear Wage-Phillips Curve, Chapter 16 in Chiarella, C., Flaschel, P., and Semmler, W. (2011). Reconstructing Keynesian Macroeconomics – Part I: Partial Perspectives. Routledge.

Articles in Non-Refereed Journals 

Gli Approcci Economici Alternativi e la Crisi (Alternative Approaches to Economics and the Crisis). Critica Marxista n. 3-4/2011 (in Italian).

Working Papers

Government Spending Composition, Aggregate Demand, Growth and Distribution, with Luca Zamparelli. Working Paper No. 158/2015, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK); DISS Working paper No. 7/2015, Sapnienza University of Rome.

Tale of Two Ginis in the US, 1921-2012, with Markus Schneider. Levy Economics Institute Working paper No. 826/2014.

Public Goods, Redistribution,  and Growth: a Classical Model, with Luca Zamparelli. DISS Working paper No. 10/2014, Sapienza University of Rome.

Endogenous Technical Change, Employment and Distribution in the Goodwin Model of the Growth Cycle, with Luca Zamparelli. Working Paper 127-2013, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).

Credit-Driven Investment, Heterogeneous Labour Markets and Macroeconomic Dynamics, with Matthieu Charpe, Peter Flaschel, Hans-Martin Krolzig, Christian Proano, and Willi Semmler. Working Paper 110/2013, Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK).

Capitalists, Workers, and Managers: Effective Demand and Wage Inequality, with Ramaa Vasudevan. Working Paper No. 7/2012, The New School for Social Research. Globalization as a Coordination Failure: a Keynesian Perspective, with Rudiger von Arnim and Laura Barbosa de Carvalho. Working Paper No. 2/2012, The New School for Social Research.

A Structuralist Model of the Wage-Price Spiral with Non- Linear Demand Pressure Terms, with Peter Flaschel and Lance Taylor. CEMM working paper No. 155, Bielefeld University. Reprinted as Chapter 4 in Flaschel, P., and Luchtenberg, S. 2012. Roads to Social Capitalism, Edward Eldgar.

Bargaining over Productivity and Wages when Technical Change is Induced: Implications for Growth, Distribution, and Employment. Working Paper 03/2011, Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research.

Wage Bargaining and Induced Technical Progress in a Linear Economy: Model and Application to the US (1963-2003). EERI Research Paper Series No. 15/2009. ISSN: 2031-4892.

 

Grants, Honors and Awards

National Institute of Standards and Technology Grant for a Center of Excellence on Resilience Planning (Total grant amount: $20 million). Role: Investigator, Economic evaluation of resilience policies. With Harvey Cutler, Martin Shields, and Sammy Zahran, CSU.

Excellence in Teaching Award 2014, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University.

Professional Development Program Grant for Conference Participation, Colorado State University, 2010, 2012, 2013.

Faculty Development Fund award for outstanding research and creative activity proposal, Colorado State University, 2012.

Professional Development Program Grant for Conference participation and research residence period, Colorado State University, 2011.

Professional Development Program Grant for Controlled Experiments in Ultimatum Games, Colorado State University, 2010.

Women’s studies Teaching and Scholarship Project Grant, Colorado State University, 2010.

Henry Johnson Memorial Award in Economics, Civil Aairs and Education for PhD Dissertation, The New School for Social Research, NY, 2009.

 Dissertation Fellowship, The New School For Social Research, NY, 2008-09 Prize Fellowship, The New School For Social Research, NY, 2005-08.

Qualified with Honors in Microeconomics, 2007.

Qualified with Honors in Econometrics, 2006.

Scholarship for Graduate Studies Abroad, University of Rome `La Sapienza’, 2005-06.

Fellowship, Italian Ministry of University and Research, 2003-04, 2004-2005 and 2006-2007.

INPDAP Full Tuition Scholarship, MA in Public Economics, University of Rome, 2002-03.

 

Teaching Experience

  • Fall 2013 – Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD), CSU. Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Summer 2013 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA) Foreign Trade University, Hanoi.
  • Spring 2013 – Heterodox Approaches to Economics (PhD), CSU.
  • Fall 2012  – Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD), CSU.
  • Spring 2012 – Heterodox Approaches to Economics (PhD), CSU.
  • Dec 2011-Jan 2012 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), Foreign Trade University, Hanoi.
  • Fall 2011 – Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD), CSU. Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Summer 2011 – Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Spring 2011 – Heterodox Approaches to Economics (PhD), CSU. Intermediate Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Fall 2010 – Macroeconomic Analysis II (PhD), CSU. Principles of Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Summer 2010 – Principles of Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Spring 2010 – Heterodox Approaches to Economics (PhD), CSU. Principles of Macro (BA), CSU.
  • Fall 2009 – Principles of Macroeconomics (BA), CSU.
  • Fall 2008 – Instructor, Advanced Econometrics I (PhD), The New School for Social Research. Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics I (PhD), The New School for Social Research. Instructor: Duncan K. Foley.
  • Spring 2008 – Instructor, Graduate Workshop: Economic Modeling with Mathematica, The New School for Social Research. Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics II (PhD), The New School for Social Research. Instructor: M. Ali Khan.
  • Fall 2007 – Instructor, Graduate Workshop: Economics and Econometrics using MatLab, The New School for Social Research (jointly with Daniel Samaan).
  • Fall 2006, Fall 2007 – Teaching Assistant, Advanced Econometrics I (PhD), The New School for Social Research. Instructor: Salih Neftci.
  • Fall 2006 – Teaching Assistant, Statistics for Economics and Business, (BA), Barnard College, Columbia University. Instructor: Ramaa Vasudevan.

 

Presentations

FMM Conference Berlin: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015.

Analytical Political Economy Workshop, 2013, 2014.

IAPPE-AHE Conference Paris 2012.

III ICAPE Conference 2011.

VIII International Colloquium Galway 2011.

Applied Dynamics Lab, Mathematics Department, CSU, 2011.

VIII Conference Developments in Economic Theory and Policy, Bilbao 2011.

Eastern Economic Association Meeting: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

ASSA, 2011.

Missouri Valley Economic Association 2010.

Rethinking Marxism 2009.

EAERE 2009 Amsterdam.

Invited Talks: University of Utah 2013, University of Denver 2011, University of Rome `La Sapienza’, 2014.

Editorial Activity

International Editorial Board, Panoeconomicus.

Referee for

Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics, International Review of Applied Economics, Metroeconomica, Journal of Economics (MVEA), Panoeconomicus, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Issues, Review of Keynesian Economics, The Sociological Quarterly.

Scientific Software – Mathematica (programming), MatLab (programming), Stata (programming), R (beginner), LATEX.

 

Academic Service

Colorado State University, Department of Economics: Seminar series organizer (with Ramaa Vasudevan), 2013-14. Chair Advisory Committee, 2012. Graduate Program Committee, 2011, 2013-14. Graduate Political Economy Committee, 2009-present. Graduate Macro Committee, 2009-present. Scholarship Committee, 2010-present. Website Committee, 2012-13.

Professional Aliations American Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association, Association for Heterodox Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, World Economic Association.