I am a macro-finance economist in the Department of Economics and Finance at LUISS University, Rome. I joined the faculty at LUISS in 2009, after completing my Ph.D. in economics at Boston University. I also hold a BA and a MA in economics from Bocconi University, Milan. My research interests are primarily at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, with a focus on empirical and quantitative asset pricing. I am an Associate Editor at Economics Letters. Some of my recent papers appeared in the Review of Asset Pricing Studies, Journal of Banking & Finance, Review of Economic Dynamics, and Journal of Empirical Finance.