I am a Professor in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, a Fellow in the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program a Research Associate in the Political Economy Program of the National Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Centre for Economic and Policy Research and Co-Editor of the Journal of International Economics.
My research covers various aspects of International Trade and Political Economy. In particular I have worked on the link between skill distribution and comparative advantage, the lobbying decisions of firms, the behavior of lobbyists and corporate charitable giving.
I obtained my PhD in 2005 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and my undergraduate degree from the University of Bologna in Italy.
I am currently on leave.