FRANCESCO PAGLIACCI

Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia

Dipartimento di Economia "Marco Biagi"


I am currently a post-doctoral researcher (assegnista di ricerca) at the Department of Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Modena, Italy). I obtained a PhD in Agro-food Economics and Statistics in 2013 from the University of Bologna: my dissertation thesis focused on EU rural areas and it was aimed at identifying major typologies of rurality and their performances according to EU policies by means of multidimensional indicators. During my PhD, I visited Arizona State University in the U.S., where I improved my knowledge on spatial econometrics issues. 

After having obtained my PhD, I was a 18-month post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences of the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy). I was involved in a 7 FP Project (titled WWWforEurope: Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe) on territorial allocation of EU funds supporting agricultural activities and rural areas throughout Europe. Other research interests are regional economics, evolution of urban-rural divides and urban system structure, agricultural economics, international economics. 

Main publications on scientific journal: 

Pagliacci F. (2016) Measuring EU Urban-Rural Continuum Through Fuzzy Logic. Tijdschrift Voor Economische en Sociale Geografie. DOI:10.1111/tesg.12201 (in press). 

Camaioni B., Esposti R., Pagliacci F., Sotte F. (2016), How does space affect the allocation of the EU Rural Development Policy expenditure? A spatial econometric assessment. European Review of Agricultural Economics 43(3): 433-473. 

Bertolini P., Lalla M., Pagliacci, F. (2015), School enrolment of first- and second-generation immigrant students in Italy: A geographical analysis. Papers in Regional Science, 94(1): 141-159. 

Camaioni B., Esposti R., Lobianco A., Pagliacci F., Sotte F. (2013), How rural is the EU RDP? An analysis through spatial fund allocation. Bio-based and Applied Economics, 2(3): 277-300.