2017: Two-years post-doc position funded by University of Padova
2015: Starting Grant from Fondazione Cariparo for the project "Education, Retirement and Household Behaviour"
2013: Strategic Project on Ageing and Health, The University of Padova, member (coordinator: Guglielmo Weber)
2011: National Research Grant (PRIN): The Evaluation of Public Policies in Education, Justice and the Public Administration; national coordinator: Andrea Ichino.
2008-2010 CARIPARO Project of Excellence: The Effect of Early Life Conditions on the Welfare and Health Conditions later in Life, coordinator.
2004-2008 Research and Training Network on “The Economics of Education (EEEPE)”, coordinated by CEPR, funded by the European Commission.
2005: National Research Grant (PRIN): Labour Market Institutions and Education in the OECD Countries; national coordinator: Giuseppe Bertola.
2002-2004 Targeted Socio-Economic Research on “Education and Wage Inequality”, funded by The European Commission (central coordinator: ETLA, Helsinki, Finland); national coordinator.
2003-2004 Grant for the project “Education Vouchers in Italy”, funded by the Fondazione Cariplo, Milan (with Daniele Checchi).
2003: National Research Grant (PRIN): Education and the Labour Market; national coordinator.
1998-2000 Targeted Socio-Economic Research on “The Economic Returns to Education in Europe”, funded by The European Commission (central coordinator: ETLA, Helsinki, Finland); national coordinator.
1998-1999 Leonardo project on “Training and Regional Policies”, funded by The European Commission (central coordinator: The Work Research Institute, Oslo); national coordinator.
2000-2001 Grant for a project on “Complementarities between Training and Education in Asia”, funded by the Asian Development Bank Research Institute. Coordinator: Kenn Ariga (Kyoto)