Past Projects

In my research career as economic sociologist, I worked in several research projects for private partners and academia. To cite the most important:

Eu Funded project CrESSI (Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation): postdoc research fellow at the Department of Social and Political Science of the University of Pavia. Scope of the project was analysing how social innovation can favours the empowerment of marginalised citizens in Europe. In the Italian case, we focused on the economical underpinnings of solidarity purchasing groups, studying their effect on the economic marginalisation of suppliers (small farmers, local artisans and social cooperatives). For CrESSI, I authored working papers about methodology for analyzing social innovation and historical analysis of solidarity purchasing groups.

The “Spazio Lavoro” project financed by Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli: research fellow in the “La Babele dei Lavori” stream. Scope of the project was to analyze the labour market condition of youth, with a focus on over-education among young Italian workers. For FGGF, I authored an online supplementary report on young and work (in Italian).

Eu Funded project FLOWS (Impact of Local Welfare Systems on Female Labour Market Participation and Social Cohesion): postdoc research fellow at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Polytechnic of Milan. Scope of the project was analysing how local productive systems structure gendered participation to labour market in Bologna, with a particular focus on social cohesion and policies of care. For FLOWS, I authored several working papers about labour market integration of women in Bologna, comparative analysis of productive systems in 11 European cities, an in-depth report about Bologna‘s productive system and an investigation of local welfare system in Bologna.

Eu Funded project WILCO (Welfare Innovations at the local level in favor of cohesion): research assistant at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies of the Polytechnic of Milan. Scope of my collaboration was analyzing the vulnerability of precarious youth in 20 European cities.

The project “The Political Economy of Self-Employed Medium Classes” funded by Consiglio Italiano per le Scienze Sociali. Scope of my collaboration was the analysis of professionalism of self-employed emerging and liberal professions (architects and management consultants).