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A little bit about me

I have a variety of different experiences, both in government and in academia. I am essentially inter-disciplinary, having a first degree in Philosophy and History, a Masters in Social Sciences and a Doctorate in Social Science, covering mainly Sociology and Political Science. I have worked in Government for several years, some of which was as a technical assistent to Nicolas Sarkozy. Recently I have returned to academia, and have taught at ESCP (Ecole SupÚrieure de Commerce de Paris in Turin), Sciences-Po (in Paris), LUISS (Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociale in Rome), Burgundy School of Business (Groupe ESC-Dijon) and LUM (Libera Universita del Mediterraneo in Pulgia). I have taught on risk, social choice, the green economy, business ethics and project management, amongst other things.


This semester I am teaching at ESCP two courses, one on the Green Economy and a second entitled "Corso di Sviluppo Sostenibile ed Etica degli Affari". I also taught a video course on Project Management at LUM. In the autumn semester of 2012-2013 I taught an interdisciplinary course at Sciences-Po in Paris entitled From Risk to Opportunity. In 2010-2012 I taught the course Ethics in Management at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon. In the academic years 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 I taught an interdisciplinary course on Social Choice at LUISS. In 2009-2010 I was Assistant on John Hey's Microeconomics course also at LUISS.


My research is focussed on Social Choice theory. My published papers (they can be found from the links) include: (1) "On Choosing a Constitution (at least the part relating to the distribution of income)", (2) "Are Revealed Intentions Possible?" and (3) "Georges-Louis Leclere Buffon's 'Essays on Moral Arithmetic'" with Tibor Neugebaeur and John Hey, in The Selten School of Behavioral Economics: A Collection of Essays in Honor of Reinhard Selten, Axel Ockenfels and Karim Sadrieh (eds), Springer, 2010. I am currently working on a second experiment on responsibility luck and effort, inspired by Marc Fleurbaey's book Fairness, Responsibility and Welfare , financed by a Super Pump Priming Grant from the University of York. This is joint work with John Bone, Paolo Crosetto and John Hey.


I have presented papers at the 2009 Florence Behavioural and Experimental Economics Workshop and at the 50th Riunione Scientifica Annuale della SocietÓ Italiana Degli Economisti. I have also presented a workshop at LUISS. I also presented papers at the FUR (Foundations of Utility and Risk Theory) XIV conference at the University of Newcastle, and at the ESA (Economic Science Association) World Meeting in Copenhagen in 2010.

I am contactable by e-mail.