Research Related Activities
- Research Grants
EPSRC Fast Stream Grant: 'Complexity in Economic Networks, 2001-2003, 65K pounds.
European Central Bank: Lamfalussy Fellowship, 2003, 10K Euro.
British Council: Researcher Exchange Programme Grant, 2008-2009, 3940 pounds.
European Science Foundation: COST Action P10 ``Physics of Risk'' and COST Action MP0801 "Physics of Competition and Conflicts"; I have been and am the UK representative to the management Committee for these actions.
European Commission: FET Open Project
“FOC, Forecasting Crisis" nr. 255987 (300K Euro), 2010-2013.
European Commission: Collaborative Project
“CRISIS, Complexity Research Initiative for Systemic InstabilitieS" nr. 288501 (285K Euro), 2011-2014. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, Experiment and Computational Models of Over the Counter Markets (9000 Pounds), nr. SG1324 71, 2014-2016 (Principal investigator)
- Contribution to Enterprise
I have worked extensively with Policy Markers as part of the the FOC and CRISIS EU funded projects. I have been awarded a Lamfalussy fellowship by the European Central Bank to work on a research project on security lending. I have visited the Bank of England, Markets, Sectors and Interlinkages Division, London, UK as a research expert to advice on some of their research projects. I have consulted for Aviva and for the Union des Assurance de Paris. I have been awarded a “Richard Goodwin” fellowship (€11,000) by the Monte dei Paschi Foundation to deliver a workshop on Pricing and Hedging of Derivative Securities. I have delivered seminars at the Bank of Italy, the Cleveland Fed, the Banque de France, the Bank of England, the Central Bank of Brasil , the Norwegian Central Bank, the Bundesbank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
- Editorial Activity
Co-Editor for Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (since 2022).
Co-Editor for Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination (since 2015).
Associate Editor for Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (since 2013).
Associate Editor for Journal of Financial Management, Markets and Institutions (since 2014).
Associate Editor for Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization (2005-2014).
Guest Editor (with Professor C. Deissenberg) for a special issue of Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organization (2006) and a special issue of Computational Economics (Vol 24, N 4, 2005) devoted to the 2nd Conference on Complex Behaviour in Economics: Modeling, Computing, and Mastering Complexity.
Guest Editor for a special issue “Crises and Complexity”, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, Volume 50 (2015).
- Conference Organization
Chair of the organizing committee of the 24th Workshop on Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents, London, June 24-26, 2019.
Chair of the organizing committee of the 16th Conference in Computational Economics and Finance, London, July 15-17, 2010.
Co-organizer of the 3rd Conference on Complex Behaviour in Economics: Modelling, Computing, and Mastering Complexity, Aix en Provence, 17-21 May 2006;
Local co-organizer of the 13th Annual Symposium of the Society for Non-linear Dynamics and Econometrics, City University, London, March 31-April 1, 2005;
Member of the Scientific Committee of numerous conferences.
- Membership of Professional Society and Scientific Committees
Member of the Society for Computational Economics Advisory Council (January 2009-January 2012, June 2019-ongoing);
UK representative to the management Committee of the COST Action P10 ``Physics of Risk'' and of the COST Action Physics of Competition and Conflicts;
Member of the London Mathematical Society;
Member of the Institute of Physics and Chartered Physicist.
Member of Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics, CHUDE (Since September 2017).
Member of Steering Committee of CHUDE (January 2019-December 2021).
- Recent Academic research visits and collaborations:
Bari University, Italy (May-June 2022)
- Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy (January-April 2022)
- Luiss University of Rome, Italy (November 1-31, 2021)
- University of Florence, Italy, (October 1-31, 2021)
- Université Nice Côte d’Azur, France, (January-July 2017)
University Jaume I, Castillon, Spain, (April-June 2013)
IMPA, Rio de Janeiro Brasil, March 15-June 11, 2009.
University of Innsbruck, January 21-28, 2009.
European Central Bank, Frankfurt, 27-29 October 2003. University of Technology Sydney, 1-15 August 2003 and 14 November 2000 - 1 January 2001, research collaboration with Professor C. Chiarella. Helsinki University of Technology, 19-22 July 2003, research visit to Professor K. Kaski. University of Siena, 9-10 June 2003 and 20-22 June 2002, research collaboration with Professor G. Gabbi. ICTP, Trieste, 1-12 April 2003, 1-15 April 2002, 12-15 April 2005, research visit to Dr. S. Franz, Dr. A. Vespignani and Dr. M. Marsili. Palermo University, 6-17 January 2003, research visit to Professor R. Mantegna. Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico (2-8 July 2001, 9 August- 3 September 2001), research collaboration with Professor D. Farmer.
- Expert evaluator activity
Member of ESRC Grant Assessment Panel, Panel C (former Panel A) (since September 2015).
Member of the Selection Committee for the area of Economics and Finance for the SIR-2014 call (Italian equivalent of ERC for young researchers. In charge of the evaluation of about 200 applications and the allocation of 1.4 million euros).
Member of the Selection Committee for Supporting Talents in Research, University of Padova" (STARS Grants), Social Sciences and Humanities Sub-committee (2017, 2019).
Expert Evaluator for the European Commission (various programmes 2004-2006).