Prof. Rico Maggi
Director of the Institute for Economic Research

Prof. Rico Maggi (1951) is full professor at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) and has been Dean of the Faculty of Economics from 2009 until 2013. He is also honorary professor at University of Zürich. He teaches Microeconomics and Economics of Tourism at the Università della Svizzera italiana. Prof. Rico Maggi is Director of the Istituto di Ricerche Economiche (IRE) where his research interests focus on transport, tourism, urban and regional development. He is president of the Swiss Association for Transport Research and was member of the board of the Swiss National Science Foundation and of the Marcel Benoist’s Foundation. Prof. Rico Maggi is author of many articles published in international academic journals. He serves regularly as referee for international academic journals. His last book “Verkehrt – Plädoyer für eine nachhaltige Verkehrspolitik“ (2010) has been issued by Avenir Suisse.

Moreno Baruffini, PhD in Economics

Dipl. Ing. Moreno Baruffini is PhD in Economics at the Institute for Economic Research - IRE. Since 2007 he has been working as a research assistant and scientific researcher at Università della Svizzera italiana. He currently works as Project Manager for the economic policy and competitiveness area of the Observatory for Economic Dynamics (O-De). His current academic work concerns the analysis of European cross-border labour markets and border-regional economics, specifically focusing on trans-border mobility and “flexicurity”.

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Davide Arioldi, PhD in Economics

Davide Arioldi is PhD in Economics at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE) Università della Svizzera italiana. He is responisble for PanelCODE. Previously he was involved in the development of quantitative models for asset allocation and valuations for extraordinary finance transactions. He is interested in studying the interactions between the financial sector and regional growth and inflation dynamics.

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