About me

My research explores the growing patterns of territorial inequality that have been opening up across many advanced economies, in the forms of regional and urban-rural divides. It is interdisciplinary, cutting across Economic Geography, Political Economy, and Public Policy.

I focus on three main interrelated areas of inquiry: (1) analysing whether territorial inequality is purely driven by market forces or – also – by political economy determinants; (2) understanding how territorial inequality shapes individual social, political and environmental attitudes; (3) analysing how public policies can contribute to redressing territorial inequality.

To explore these issues, I primarily focus on Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. I believe that both description and explanation are important goals of social sciences. Each is essential and, hence, some of my papers aim to identify rigorous causal relationships, while others are exploratory in nature.

Similarly, I believe in methodological pluralism and the idea that qualitative and quantitative methods follow different styles and techniques, but that they are yet driven by a similar underlying logic of inference. As a consequence, I try to combine quantitative quasi-experimental methods and GIS with qualitative evidence and fieldwork.

Curriculum Vitae

My full CV is available here.