I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine. I received my B.S. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, in 2000, and my Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2006.
My main areas of research are Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; my research interests also include International Macroeconomics and Time Series Econometrics.
A substantial part of my past and current research aims to understand the impact that deviations from rational expectations, learning behavior, and psychological factors, have on macroeconomic fluctuations.