Fabiano Schivardi

Fabiano Schivardi is Professor of Political Economy at Luiss and research fellow at the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance. He is interested in industrial economics and corporate finance. His recent works consider the effects of the dimensional and ownership structure on the performance of firms. He held the Rodolfo Debenedetti Chair in Entrepreneurship at Bocconi University. He worked in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy from 1998 to 2006, where he was head of the Sectoral and Territorial Analysis Office from 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and a degree and doctorate from the Bocconi University. He is a fellow of the Einaudi Institute of Economics and Finance (EIEF) and of the CEPR. He is a member of the scientific committee of the Observatory on small and medium-sized enterprises. He has been a consultant to public and private organizations, such as the Bank of Italy, the European Commission, the European Central Bank, Ernst & Young, Cerved. His essays have been published in international and national journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of the European Economic Association.


Megha Patnaik

Megha Patnaik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics & Finance at Luiss Guido Carli in Rome. Her research interests include management practices, small businesses, and technology policy. She has a PhD in Economics from Stanford University, a MSc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc. in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. She is affiliated with the Esya Centre and the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research, and has past experience as a data scientist at the Intuit Headquarters in Mountain View, California, and as consultant with Ambit Capital and Britannia Industries in India.


Andrea di Giovan Paolo

Andrea Di Giovan Paolo is a Research Assistant at Luiss Guido Carli, currently working full-time on the ISEProD project. He is mainly involved in the collection and organization of large panel datasets and data analysis using Python and Stata. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Rome Tor Vergata, with a thesis in microeconomic theory, and a Bachelor’s in Financial Markets and Institutions from the same University. Before joining the ISEProD research team, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and as a Teaching Assistant in Microeconomics at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.