Key staff

Matteo Rizzolli


Matteo Rizzolli is associate professor of Economic Policy at LUMSA University of Rome. 
He holds a Ph.D. in Law and Economics (University of Siena).
He obtained the national habilitation as full professor in Economic Policy.
He coordinates the European Master of Law and Economics at LUMSA and he is the treasurer of the Italian Society of Law and Economics.
He co-edits the International Review of Economics; he is member of the Board of the Economy of Francesco and auditor of the Forum delle Associazioni Familiari and member of the academic board of the LUMSA Ph.D. program in Civil Economy.
His research interests concern primarily law & economics, behavioral public policy and regulation, experimental economics, family economics and family policies.

Marco Costanzi

Marco Costanzi graduated with honors in Psychology in 2001 at the Sapienza University of Rome, where he obtained his Ph.D in Neurophysiology in 2005.
He is enrolled in the Register of Psychologists of the Lazio region since 2008.
He is currently associate professor at the Department of Human Sciences, LUMSA University of Rome and Director of the Bachelor’s degree program in Science and techniques of psychology.
Since 2002, he has performed studies at the Institute of Neuroscience and the Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology of the CNR, on the neurobiological mechanisms of learning and memory processes in physiological and pathological conditions.
He is founding member of the research unit CeReBRO (Center for Research on Behaviour Relationship and Organization).

Rossana Amoroso

Rossana Amoroso holds both a law degree, with a thesis (drawn up in English and awarded by Lumsa University as the best thesis that, in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years, made a contribution to studies in the field of political and legal sciences) on the European regulation of central purchasing bodies, and a PhD in administrative law from LUMSA University, with a thesis on the digital simplification of public procurement.
She is qualified as a lawyer and she has been working for more than four years in the legal department of a social security institution where she is involved in the management of tender procedures. She is a co-tutor for the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Approach to Better Regulation.
Her research interests focus on public procurement and new technologies.

Maria Bianca Armiento

Maria Bianca Armiento is an adjunct professor in "Big Data and Digital Ecosystem" (module on regulation of AI) at LUMSA University, where she previously taught a course in "Economic law". She has also been an adjunct professor in "European Law" at the Central Institute for Restoration (Italian Ministry of Culture).

She holds a law degree from Lumsa University (2016) and a PhD in “Public and Economic Law” from the University of Pisa (2020).
She was a visiting fellow at the Law Department of the European University Institute (January-April 2022).
Her research interests include the relationship between administrative law and technology, 
market regulation, better regulation, public utilities, simplification of controls, and antitrust law.

In her professional activity, she currently works as an officer at an independent authority; she was a trainee lawyer for the Avvocatura Generale dello Stato, was a law clerk for the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, and collaborated with the Presidency of the Council of Ministries.

Francesco Calisi

Francesco Calisi is a PhD Student in Administrative Law at the LUMSA University of Rome.
Since 2020 he cooperates with the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) to promote regulatory inspection best practices.
Francesco holds a degree in law from LUMSA University, where he graduated with a thesis on “Tools for quality of legislation and regulation”. 

During his stint as a student, Francesco collaborated as an intern with the Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, focusing on regulatory impact assessment.
His current research fields concern the use of risk-based tools and methodologies in enforcement activities and administrative simplification.


Luca Megale

Luca Megale is a PhD student in Administrative law, tutor for the third term in Rome of the European Master in Law and Economics - EMLE and co-tutor for the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Approach to Better Regulation.
He is currently a visiting researcher at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Carey Law).
He holds a law degree from Lumsa University (2020), and he is currently enrolled in an I.LL.M. in European Public Law (European Public Law Organisation - EPLO).
His research interests include simplification of controls, food safety regulation, law and new technologies, better regulation, and competition law.
In his professional activity, he worked as a trainee lawyer for a law firm specialised in competition and administrative law and currently collaborates with the Regulatory Policy Division of the OECD (
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development).


Marina Rallo

Marina Rallo is a PhD student in Administrative Law and co-tutor for the Jean Monnet Chair on the EU Approach to Better Regulation at the LUMSA University.
Her research project focuses on gender equity issues in public administrations, particularly in the Italian and European contexts.
After graduating in Law (2020) from the Federico II University in Naples, she did an internship at the Public Prosecutor's Office at the Juvenile Court in Rome and a legal traineeship at a firm specialised in administrative law.