Prof. Barbara Antonioli Mantegazzini
Deputy Director of the Istituto di Ricerche Economiche

Titular professor at the Faculty of Economics and Deputy Director of the Institute for Economic Research (IRE). She works in the field of public economics, in particular on the regulation and management of public services, mainly energy - both renewable and non-renewable, water and waste. She is also active as an advisor and researcher for public institutions (Department of Economics and Finance of Canton Ticino, Municipality of Lugano and Bellinzona), SMEs and startups. In recent years, her research has broadened to the energy transition, with special emphasis on the role of utilities and consumers.


Stefano Scagnolari, PostDoc and O-Tur manager

Dr. Stefano Scagnolari is Post-Doc researcher at the Institute of Economic Research (IRE) and lecturer of the Faculty of Economics. He is the person in charge for the Tourism Observatory (O-Tur). The main objective of O-Tur is to analyse the tourism industry in Ticino, by means of systematic observation of tourism demand and local supply. Dr. Stefano Scagnolari teaches "Economics of Transport and Mobility" and "Research Methods for Tourism". All these activities are included in the Master's program in International Tourism (MT), an interfaculty Master Degree in Economics and Communication Sciences applied to tourism. In 2005, he finished his studies at the University of Bologna, receiving a Master Degree in Statistical and Economic Sciences. Since 2006, he is working as research assistant at IRE. In 2011, he received a study grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation, which enabled him to specialize in his career at the Università of California, Berkeley. Dr. Stefano Scagnolari received his PhD in Economics from USI in 2013 with a thesis about mobility and behavior of young people in their free time. As part of the collaboration between USI and the University of Pisa, he teaches "Transport and Mobility for Tourism" and "Statistics of Tourism" at the Campus of Lucca.CV