I am a professor of marketing and a behavioral scientist at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. I am also the head of the Department of Marketing Management at RSM and the director of the Psychology of AI Lab at the Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics.
Finishing high-school in Italy, I didn’t know what to do so I decided to buy myself some time by studying statistics—understanding data seemed a useful thing in life. Few years later, I enrolled in the PhD program at London Business School and discovered a passion for studying consumption and decision-making.
My main research interests are in the area of autonomous technology adoption, both in consumer markets and production. Most of my current projects explore the value of human labor in the age of AI. In addition, I have published papers in the areas of advertising language, consumer identity, and numerical cognition. My research has appeared in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Management Science, Nature Human Behaviour, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and other journals. I have also published in managerial outlets like Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and my research is often featured in the media. I am currently an Associate Editor at the Journal of Consumer Research and at the Journal of Marketing.
I teach in the areas of marketing strategy, innovation and technology adoption, brand management, and decision making. Sometimes, I also help companies with training and consulting. In addition to RSM, I have taught at Lancaster University, London Business School, Bocconi University, and the American University in Cairo.