I am currently a Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellow at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, University of Munich. I have recently been elected Board Member of the International Network for Economic Method and I am serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Methodology. Since 2016, I am an Associate Member of the Centre for the Philosophy of the Social Science, University of Helsinki. In the past, I held positions in The Netherlands, Finland, and Germany and I completed my Ph.D. in Logic and Philosophy of Science at Tilburg University.

My primary research interests are in general philosophy of science, philosophy of economics, and social philosophy. My papers cover topics on scientific models, explanations, interdisciplinary science, and norms. In particular, I study the emergence and development of norms in society, both theoretically and empirically (via formal and agent-based models, laboratory experiments, and survey studies). Next to this, I study norms in science, the way in which scientists combine their explanatory norms with those from other fields, and how this affects the transfer of models across domains.

For an overview of my research, here is an interview that I had with 3:AM Magazine.

To download my CV as a pdf file click here.


February 2022 — I have just obtained the Habilitation to Associate Professor from the Italian Ministry of Higher Education.

My paper “Norms^2: Norms about Norms” has just been accepted by Erkenntnis.

Next talks:

  • Talk “Are Article and Journal Metrics a Good Thing?” PSA, University of Pittsburgh, USA, November 2022
  • Keynote Speaker at the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (ESDiT) Conference, Leiden, October 2022
  • Symposium “Science Policies and Scientific Collaboration”, European Society For The History of Science Conference, Brussels, September 2022
  • Invited Teacher at the International Rationality Summer Institute 2022, July 24 – August 5, Landau, Germany
  • Invited talk “Norms about Norms” at the GroLog Seminar – Logic seminar of the University of Groningen, June 2022
  • Invited talk “Explanatory Norms and Interdisciplinary Collaboration”, Colloquium of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science (I2SoS), University of Bielefeld, June 2022
  • Workshop “Philosophy of Social Sciences”, University of Milan, May 2022
  • Workshop “Institutions and the Scientific Research Agenda”, University of Pittsburgh, April 202