Nicola Pontarollo

Nicola Pontarollo

European Commission

Economista

Actual Positions

October 2016 – ongoing: Research Officer at Joint Research Centre (JRC) - European Commission's Science Service Joint Research Centre (JRC) - EU

April 2015 – ongoing: research associate at GIER (Grupo de Investigación en Economía Regional), University of Cuenca (Ecuador).


Past Positions

January 2016 – August 2016: post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics Quantitative Methods and Business Strategy, University of Milan Bicocca (Italy).

April 2015 – September 2015: post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics, University of Verona, Italy.

July 2014 – December 2014: assistant professor at Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile.

July 2011 – October 2011: research associate in regional economic analysis at the Centro Studi Sintesi, Venice, Italy.

July 2009 – April 2010: research associate in the scientific sector AGR/01 Survey and Rural Economy, Scientific Director Prof. E. Montresor, at the Department of Economics, University of Verona, Italy.

Education

April 2014: PhD in Economics and Finance at the University of Verona. Thesis title “Four essays on the productivity convergence of the European Regions” (Supervisors Prof. F. Pecci and Prof. F. Perali).

April 2009: Master’s degree in Applied Economics at the University of Verona with mark 110/110 cum laude. Thesis title “The Convergence Process in EU-27 between 1995 and 2007: A Spatial Analysis” (Supervisor Prof. F. Pecci).

December 2006: Bachelor's degree in Economics of International Trade at the University of Verona with mark 105/110. Thesis title “The Balkan Countries in Transition: Is the free trade a way to integration?” (Supervisor Prof. G. Tondini).

Teaching Experience

2016: Public Finance (UG, 20 hrs), University of Milan-Bicocca (teaching assistant), Spatial Econometrics (PhD, 20 hrs), Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador).

2015: Spatial Econometrics and Regional Economic Analysis (PhD, 20 hrs each), Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador); Data Analysis for Business (PhD, 72 hrs), Suleyman Demirel University (Kazakhstan).

2014: Spatial Econometrics (PhD, 20 hrs), Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador); Macroeconomics I and Macroeconomics II (UG, 60 hrs each), Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta (Chile); Public Finance (UG, 20 hrs), University of Verona (teaching assistant).

2013: Microeconomics (UG, 20 hrs), University of Verona (teaching assistant).

2012: Microeconomics (UG, 20 hrs), University of Verona (teaching assistant).

Research Funding

Co-investigator, DIUC project: Territorial Economic Growth in Ecuador: Determinants and Policies, GIER, University of Cuenca (Ecuador), 2017-2019.

Co-investigator, DIUC project: System of Multidimensional Indicators of Economic Development, GIER, University of Cuenca (Ecuador), 2016-2018.

Co-investigator, DIUC project: Study of Economic Disparities in Ecuador through Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis and Spatial Convergence Models, GIER, University of Cuenca (Ecuador), 2016-2018.

Grants

October 2014: scholarship from the European Commission to attend the Open Days Master Class in Brussels (Belgium).

October 2013: scholarship from the European Commission to attend the Open Days Master Class in Brussels (Belgium).

November 2011 – April 2012: PhD visiting scholarship at the Universidad de Alcalà de Henares (Spain)

November 2010 – November 2013: PhD scholarship in Economics and Finance at the University of Verona (Italy).

September 2004 – June 2005: Erasmus scholarship at the Universitat de Valencia (Spain).

Scientific Publications

Michelangeli A., Pontarollo N. Vittucci-Marzetti G. (2017) Ethnic Minority Concentration: A Source of Productivity Growth for Italian Provinces? Accepted for publication in Papers in Regional Science.

Pontarollo N. et al. (2017) What makes a fair society? Insights and evidence, JRC Report, European Commission. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2017.

Pontarollo N. (2017), Does Cohesion Policy affect regional growth? New evidence from a semi-parametric approach. In: Bachtler J., Berkowitz P., Hardy S., Muravska T. (eds.), EU Cohesion Policy, Routledge.

Montresor E., Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2016), Structural Funds, Institutional Quality and Regional Economic Convergence in EU: A Spatial Econometrics Approach. In: Thill J.C. (ed.), Innovations in Urban and Regional Systems: Contributions from Gis&T, Spatial Analysis and Location Modeling, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Mendieta Muñoz R. Pontarollo N. (2016), Cantonal Convergence in Ecuador: A Spatial Econometric Perspective. Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Volume XI, Issue 1(39), Spring 2016: 107-126.

Mendieta Muñoz R. Pontarollo N. (2016), Convergence and regional disparities in Ecuador. Regions Magazine, Regional Studies Association, vol. 301, n. 1: 22-24.

Montresor E., Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2012), Quality Agro-food Districts, Typical Products, Local Governance, Sviluppo Locale, vol. 37-38/2011-12, year XV, Rosenberg & Sellier, Torino.

Montresor E., Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2011), The Convergence Process of the European Regions: the Role of Regional Policy and Common Agricultural Policy. Studies in Agricultural Economics, vol. 113, n. 2: 167-177.

Montresor E., Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2011), Distretti agro/alimentari di qualità e processi di governance locale: due regioni a confronto, Agriregionieuropa, year 7, n. 24, March 2011. Available here: http://agriregionieuropa.univpm.it/url.php?numero=24

Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2011), The Convergence Process of European Regions between 1995 and 2007, Italian Journal of Regional Science, vol. 10, n. 2, pp. 95-120, FrancoAngeli.

Pecci F., Pontarollo N. (2010). The Application of Spatial Filtering Technique to the Economic Convergence of the European Regions between 1995 and 2007. In: D. Taniar et al. (eds.): ICCSA 2010, Part I, LNCS 6016: 46-61, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Working Papers

Territorial Convergence in Ecuador: The Role of Economic Sectors and Spatial Spillovers (2016), JRC Technical Report, European Commission (with Mendieta Muñoz R.).

Ethnic Minority Concentration: A Source of Productivity Growth for Italian Provinces? (2016) DEMS
Working Papers 349, University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Economics (Michelangeli A.).

How Does a City Benefit from Culture? Evidence from Milan (2016), DEMS Working Paper Series No. 335 (with Borgoni R. and Michelangeli A.).

Voter Turnout in European Parliament Elections: A Spatial Analysis (2016), CESifo Working Paper No. 5910 (with N. Fiorino and R. Ricciuti).

Railways and the Productivity Gap in Italy: Persistence and Divergence after Unification (2015), CESifo Working Paper No. 5438 (with R. Ricciuti).