Who is who

Roberto Tamborini (Ph.D. at the European University Institute in Florence) is full professor of Economics at the University of Trento. His main research fields are macroeconomic theories and policies, monetary and financial economics, with particular regard to the European Monetary Union, and  the reform of the Union's governance.

Maria Luigia Segnana is full professor of Economics n the Department of Economics and Management in the Trento University, Italy where she teaches Trade and firms behavior in open economies. Her expertise research areas are focussed on firm behavior in open economies and the GVC perspective as well as on the role of managerial quality and corruption in shaping firms performance in a comparative perspective. Gendering perspective on academic careers was also central in her research interests and results. She was a member of the Advisory Board of Italian Society of Economists and served as European secretary of EACES, director of the Department, member of Scientific Committees at European and Italian level, of European and Italian research projects and of the Committee on Gendering Academia careers.

Bruno Dallago, PhD, is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Management, University of Trento, Italy. His research interests include the European Union, comparative economics, the transforming economies of Central and East Europe, SMEs and entrepreneurship, local development. He is the author and editor of several scholarly books and journal articles. He was visiting professor at various international universities, president of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (1995-1996), consultant to international organizations and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Luigi Bonatti is full professor of economic policy at the University of Trento (Italy). He graduated in philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy), he received a PhD in economics at Columbia University (USA) under the supervision of Edmund Phelps, and he got a number of fellowships and awards. In recent years, he taught at Tsinghua University (China) and at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy of Baku (Azerbaijan), and he was visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley (USA), and at the Center on Capitalism and Society of Columbia University (USA). He is also member of the Board of Experts for the "Monetary Dialogues" of Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament. His publications in refereed journals focus on international economics, growth theory, macroeconomics, labor economics, rationality and public choice, environmental economics.

Ermanno Tortia is associate professor at the University of Trento, Department of Economics and management. His research activity focuses on third sector organizations on the institutionalist theory of the firm, on organizational studies, on personnel economics and on HRM, applied to third sector research (social enterprises, non-profit organizations and enterprises cooperatives) and on local economic development (development of local and welfare systems). He collaborates with the DELOS (Development Economics and Social Systems) and SusTEEM (Sustainability: Economics, Environment, Management and Society) Ph.D. programs in Trento. 

Sara Casagrande, PhD, is a post-doc research fellow in comparative European Studies. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research fields include cyclical development, economic simulation, and macroeconomic theoretical and applied issues. Her present research activity is related to the European integration process, European institutions and institutional variety, and the economic, political and social prospects of the Eurozone. She is the author of articles and presentations at conferences on the above topics.

Nadia von Jacobi is an assistant professor at the University of Trento. She obtained a PhD in Economics, Law and Institutions spending two visiting periods at Tulane University (USA) and one at the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research. She teaches on the topics of institutions and development from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Her key research interests comprise the role of institutions for human development, symbiotic interdependencies among institutional, cultural and economic factors, and social innovation as driver for institutional change.

Lucio Gobbi, born in Rimini (Italy) on March, 26th in 1987, earned a bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University and a master of science in Economics and Social Science from the same university. Later, he obtained his PhD in Economics and Management at the University of Trento. Actually, he is a  post-doc researcher at Trento University. His research activity is focused on systemic risk, public debt, payment systems and financial networks.

Klaudijo Klaser is a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Trento, where he achieved his PhD degree in Economics and Management, with a focus on behavioral ethics and experimental economics. His studies had been enriched with fruitful research visiting periods at the University of Oxford and at Harvard University. His primary areas of research are at the interconnections between Ethics and Economics. As far as the European Union is concerned, he focuses on ways and tools for strengthening European social integration.