Economics and Social Science Department at John Cabot University in Rome

Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Chair of the Department

Francesco Ruscitti 2011
Associate Professor of Economics
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1999
M.S., Purdue University, 2003
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2004
Ph.D, Purdue University, 2007
Email: [email protected]

Professors

Alessandro Antonelli 2010
Lecturer in Economics
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1978
M.A., City University of New York, 1981
P.M.D, Harvard University, HBS, 1986
Email: [email protected]

Emanuele Brancati 2013
Lecturer in Economics
B.S., University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2007
M.Sc., University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2011
Ph.D., University of Rome "Tor Vergata," 2013
Email: [email protected]

Ann E. Buckley 1999
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1968
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1980
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1988
Email: [email protected]

Paola Castelli 2011
Associate Professor of Psychology
Laurea, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, 1998
Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 2009
Email: [email protected]

Davide Ciferri 2010
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics
Laurea, LUISS University, Rome, 2004
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", 2010
Email: [email protected]

Francesca Conti 2014
Lecturer in Sociology
B.A., SOAS, University of London, 2004
M.Phil., Cambridge University, 2006
Ph.D., University of Sussex, 2011
Email: [email protected]

Elaine Luti 1999
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology
B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art, 1970
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1980
Email: [email protected]

Mary P. Merva, CFA 1994
Professor of Economics, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1982
M.A., Rutgers University, 1985
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1989
Email: [email protected]

Giacomo Pallante 2017
Lecturer in Economics
Laurea, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," 2011
M.S., University of Rome "Tor Vergata," 2012
Ph.D., University of Rome "Tor Vergata," 2015
Email: [email protected]

Nicola Petrocchi 2015
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza,” 2005
Specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy at School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (APC-SPC), Rome, 2012.
Ph.D., University of Rome "La Sapienza,” 2015
Email: [email protected]

Adrian Stoian 2016
Associate Professor of Economics
B.A.,  Babes Bolyai University, Romania, 1997
M.A., Clemson University, 2003
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2008
Email: [email protected]

Ferruccio Trabalzi 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Sociology
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1992
M.A., University California Los Angeles, 1994
Ph.D., University California Los Angeles, 2000

Email: [email protected]

John Westley 2003
Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics
B.A., Yale University, 1961
M.A., Columbia University, 1966
Ph.D., American University, 1983
Email: [email protected]

Francesco Ruscitti

Francesco Ruscitti

2011
Associate Professor of Economics

Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1999
M.S., Purdue University, 2003
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2004
Ph.D, Purdue University, 2007
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Francesco Ruscitti received a Laurea in Economics (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1999. He then went on to complete a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Economics at Purdue University (USA), in 2007.

Prior to joining John Cabot University, he was Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Yeshiva University (New York) from 2007 to 2010. He then moved back to Italy and took a position first at the University of Sassari as Visiting Professor of Economics, and then at the University of Rome III as research fellow ('assegnista di ricerca'). 

Dr. Ruscitti has taught a broad range of courses and has been awarded a certificate for outstanding teaching by the Krannert Graduate School of Management (Purdue University). His main (undergraduate) teaching interests are in Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Economics of Information and Financial Economics. Dr. Ruscitti has also given graduate-level lectures on mathematical methods for economic theory (at Tor Vergata University, Rome).

As far as scholarly work is concerned, Dr. Ruscitti’s expertise and research interests are in Microeconomics and Economic Theory. He presents papers at international conferences on a regular basis. Dr. Ruscitti is passionate about and engaged in research, and he has co-authored articles published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Economics Letters, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Economics, Applied Mathematics and Economic Theory Bulletin.

Read Professor Ruscitti's CV.