Director: Marco Alderighi
Marco Alderighi is Full Professor of Applied Economics and Head of the Department of Economics and Political Science, at the University of Aosta Valley. He is also member of the Scientific Committee of Fondazione Montagna Sicura, and Councilor of Economic Activities in the Technical Scientific Committee at the Aosta Valley Region. His scientific areas of interests are: transportation, tourism, oligopolistic markets, regulation and price policies. He published in top international scientific journals, such as Review of Economics & Statistics, Journal of Industrial Economics, Tourism Management.
Carlo Maria Bajetta
Carlo Maria Bajetta is Full Professor of English Literature and Vice-Head of the Department of Human and Social sciences at the University of Aosta Valley. He is coordinator of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (MHRA, UK), and member of the advisory board of The European Journal of English Studies (Routledge). In 2011, he has been appointed Corresponding Fellow of the English Association (UK). He is author of about 80 publications at the national and international level. Together with G. Coatalen and J. Gibson, he co-edited “Elizabeth I’s Foreign Correspondence: Letters, Rhetoric, and Politics” (2014). His edition of Elizabeth I’s Italian letters was published by Palgrave Macmillan, and was granted the MLA ‘approved edition’ seal and the AIA (Associazione Italiana di Anglistica – Italian Association for the study of English) book prize in 2018.
Cecilia Bartaloni is Researcher with Grant at the University of Aosta Valley. She gained a Master’s Degree in Economics and Policies for the Regional Development and Business at the same University. Her main areas of interest are: tourism, Unesco heritage, cultural economics.
Claudio Bermond is Associate Professor of Economic History at the University of Turin, and Contract Professor at the University of Aosta Valley. His scientific interests focus on the history of the contemporary economy and society, with particular reference to Italy, to its north-western regions, and to the industrial, financial, tourist and non-profit sectors. He is author of several books, including: “Riccardo Gualino finanziere e imprenditore. Un protagonista dell’economia italiana del Novecento”. He is editor of a dozen collective volumes, in particular of: “La Banca, Annale 23 della Storia d’Italia. Einaudi”. Overall, he is author of more than sixty publications on economic, social and industrial history.
Matteo Calabrese is research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of the the Aosta Valley Region. He teaches the course “Quantitative methods for management: module of calculus and analysis” at the University of Aosta Valley. His interests focus on the applied mathematical techniques, statistical models, and algorithms used for the study of the behaviour and evolution of complex physical systems. He is author of scientific articles in important international journals.
Jean Marc Christille
Jean Marc Christille is Director of the Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-Onlus – Astronomical Observatory of Aosta Valley Region (OAVDA). He is Contract Professor at the University of Aosta Valley, where he teaches “Data Analysis: Machine Learning applied to quantitative economy”. His research interests range from astrophysics to data analysis. He is author of several important scientific publications at the international level.
Sophie Domaine is a PhD Student in Law and Institutions at the University of Turin. She got a Master’s Degree in Law at the University of Turin, and a LL.M in Environmental Law at the Queen Mary University of London, School of Law. She collaborates with the University of Aosta Valley. Her main areas of interest are: European Union legislation, legal aspects of the development policies of the Alpine regions, and Environmental Law.
Christophe Feder is Researcher at the University of Aosta Valley. He teaches Regional Economics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics at the same University. His scientific interests focus on economics of innovation, new institutional economies, regional economics. He is author of several scientific articles on important international journals.
Alberto Gaggero is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pavia, where he teaches Applied Industrial Organization and Microeconomics. He is Vice coordinator of the Applied Economics and Management (AEM) PhD program. His main areas of interest are: transportation, pricing and market regulation. He published in top international scientific journals, like Transportation Research Part A, Transport Policy, Tourism Management.
Gianluigi Gorla is Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Aosta Valley. He is a member of the technical Evaluation Committee for the major projects of the City of Milan and of the technical-scientific Innovation Committee for the Province of Trento. He carried out numerous evaluation studies on large infrastructure projects such as the High Speed Train (TAV), and the Strait of Messina bridge. Member of numerous national and international scientific associations, he has been President of the Italian Association of Regional Science (AISRe). His research areas concern structural analysis of economic systems, analysis of public investments, urban and regional economics. He is author of several books and articles.
Marcello Joly is Researcher with Grant at the University of Aosta Valley. He got a Master’s Degree in Economics and Policies for the Regional Development and Business at the same University. His main areas of interest are: winter tourism, place branding, analysis of tourist flows and hospitality.
Chiara Mauri is Full Professor of Economics and Management at the University of Aosta Valley. She is a member and co-founder of the International Place Branding Association, and she is also a member of the Presidential Council of the Italian Marketing Society. She has carried out numerous studies and marketing projects for leading Italian and multinational companies. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of several important industrial and service companies. Her areas of interest focus on retail management, product and brand management and tourism. She is author of numerous books and articles in important national and international scientific journals.
Anna Maria Merlo
Anna Maria Merlo is Full Professor at the University of Aosta Valley. Since 1989 she is Contract Professor at Bocconi University, and she has been Visiting Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy of UCLA, Berkeley (USA). Her main areas of interest are: solidarity economy, economy and management of artistic and cultural institutions and cultural tourism, institutional-management formulas and welfare mix models for institutions and utility services collective. She collaborates with not for profit organizations and some local authorities and public companies. She is author of numerous books and articles.
Maria Grazia Monaci
Maria Grazia Monaci is Full Professor and Head of the Department of Human and Social Sciences at the University of Aosta Valley. She teaches social psychology and psychology of emotion. She is member of AIP (Italian Association of Psychology), EAESP (European Association of Experimental Social Psychology) and SPSP (Society for Personality and Social Psychology). Her main research interests are in the area of prejudice in children, prejudice and emotions in intergroup relations, emotion regulation, health promotion and risk-taking behavior. She is author of numerous books and articles in important national and international scientific journals.
Dario Musolino is Contract Professor in Economic Prospects at the University of Aosta Valley and Senior Researcher in economic geography at GREEN – Bocconi University. He has been member of the Board of the Italian Regional Science Association (AISRE). He is editor and co-founder of EyesReg, on-line Journal of Regional Science. His main areas of interests are: territorial competitiveness and attractiveness, value chains and industrial clusters, socio-economic impact evaluation of natural disasters, rural and mountain areas. He is author of more than one hundred publications, and he published on important international scientific journals, like Science of the Total Environment, and The Annals of Regional Science.
Consuelo R. Nava
Consuelo R. Nava is Researcher at the University of Aosta Valley, where she teaches Quantitative Methods for Management. She also teaches Econometrics at Collegio Carlo Alberto (Turin) and at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan). Her main area of interest is bayesian statistics. She is author of several articles in important international scientific journals, like Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Energy Policy, Transportation Research Part A.
Marcella Nicolini is Associate Professor of International Economics at the University of Pavia. She is member of the Board of the Joint PhD program in Economics, University of Pavia and University of Milan. She is Expert at the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies. Her main fields of interest are: industrial organization, culture and economics, energy economics, applied microeconometrics. She published almost twenty articles in important international scientific journals.
Linda Osti is Associate Professor at the Free University of Bolzano, School of Economics and Management. She teaches several courses: Event Management and Planning, International Tourism Management, Introduction into Tourism Management Systems, Introduction to General Management. Her main areas of interest are: authenticity in tourism and events, consumer behaviour in events and tourism; rural tourism, green consumers. She published in top international scientific journals, like Tourism Management, International Journal of Tourism Research, Journal of Vacation Marketing. She is Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Vacation Marketing.
Stephanie Ramolivaz is Trainee at the European Central Bank (DMGS3 – Division Analysis and Methodological Support) in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). She got a Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Modena and Reggio-Emilia, “Marco Biagi” Department of Economics. She had internships in several companies, working in the administration and finance office, and in the event management field.
Chiara Salvemini is Research Fellow at the Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-Onlus – Astronomical Observatory of Aosta Valley Region (OAVDA). She teaches several courses on data analysis in Python. She worked for the Environmental Protection Agency of the Aosta Valley Region (ARPA), in the Physical Agents Unit. She had an internship at the Laboratory of Computational and Quantitative Biology (LCQB) – CNRS – Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France). Her main research interests are: Big Data, machine learning, technology transfer, educational robotics.
Nicola Strazzari is Contract Professor of International Political Economy at the University of Aosta Valley. Since 2009 he is Head of research and strategic development at Vision Plus Media Enterprises. He taught International Business, Economics and International Political Economy in the Philippines, at the University of Santo Tomas, the University of Asia and the Pacific, and the Ateneo de Manila. He workedt for PROMOS, the Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan for the promotion of international activities, where he gained experience as program officer, promoting exchanges and business opportunities between Italy, Latin America and Asia.
Carmine Tripodi is Associate Professor of Business Economics at the University of Aosta Valley. He was a member of the Evaluation Unit for structural programs in the Valle d’Aosta Region. He is strategic consultant for small and medium-sized enterprises at McCrescendo, a management consulting company. Recently he collaborated with the Cervino Turismo Consortium as a consultant for territorial development. His areas of research and interest are: strategic management of small and medium-sized enterprises, industrial districts and entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality. He is author of several articles and books.
Micole Trucco is coordinator of the Department for Management and for Projects Espace Mont Blanc at Fondazione Montagna Sicura, in Courmayer (Aosta). Since 2009, she worked as project manager and project designer at the same institution. She got a Master’s Degree in Management at Bocconi University, in Milan.
Irina Elena Ungureanu
Irina Elena Ungureanu is a PhD Student in Applied Economics and Management (AEM), at the University of Bergamo and University of Pavia. She got a Master’s Degree in Economics and Policies for Regional Development and Business at the University of Aosta Valley in 2017, and since then she collaborates with the same University on several research projects. Her main areas of interest are: economics of transportation, new technological developments, transport industry, pricing in airline industry.