Department of Economics and Quantitative Mehtods
University of Salento
Born in Bari, she was awarded a Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in
Economia, then specialised in Applied Economics and
Applied Econometrics (Master Coripe, Torino, 1994; Master in Economics, Essex,
1995; MSc in Economics, Scottish Doctoral Programme, 1997) and was awarded the
titles of Dottore di Ricerca for a thesis on Human Capital and Growth (Bari,
1999) and a PhD in Economics (Scottish Doctoral Programme, 2005) for a thesis in applied econometrics entitled "Measuring Eﬃciency in Developing Countries". Since January
2004, she is back in
Her research interests are efficiency and productivity analysis using stochastic frontier methodology, business cycles and growth, and sport economics.
She is referee for the scientific journals “Computational Statistics and Data Analysis”,
Journal of Productivity Analysis and Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship
of Economics and Management. Applied Economics Quarterly.
Industrial and Corporate Change. Agricultural Economics.
2011 Winner of Research Excellence Award (Premio di Eccellenza per la Ricerca - University of Salento, funded by the Banca Popolare di Puglia).