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Dimitri Nicola

University of Siena

BA Statistics, Msc Statistics, Ph. D. Economics, is Full Professor of Economics at the University of Siena (Italy). He is Life Member of Clare Hall College Cambridge (UK), currently Visiting Professor at IMT Lucca (Italy) and Chair in Innovation Procurement at the Maastricht School of Management (NL). He was formerly Italian Delegate for the 7th EU Framework Programm (Cooperation-SSH) and Deputy Rector and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Siena.

He has been economic advisor for CONSIP, the Italian Procurement Agency, from 2003 until 2008, for the Japanese Embassy in Rome as well as for public and private institutions in The Netherlands, on procurements design.


His academic interests and professional experience are in procurement, auctions and market design, game and decision theory, contracts, the economics of innovation, health care and pharmaceutical economics. He published several papers in international journals and contributed, as editor and author, to various books. In particular, together with Gustavo Piga and Giancarlo Spagnolo he edited the Handbook of Procurement, Cambridge University Press.