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


Born in Bologna on May 23rd, 1980, he has finished his studies at the Facoltà di Scienze Statistiche dell’Università di Bologna, receiving a degree in Statistical and Economic Sciences. Since 2006 he is working as research assistant at the faculty of economics of the Università della Svizzera italiana. In 2011 he received a study grant of the Swiss National Fund, which enabled him to specialize in his career at the Università of California, Berkeley. He received his doctoral degree in 2013 with a thesis about mobility and behavior of young people in their free time. The current research interests focuses on urban mobility and tourism economics, applying individual choice models and taking psychological aspect into account. CV