Matilde, born in 1994, grew up in Chiavari, Italy. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Social Sciences at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, after spending a semester at the University of Washington, Seattle and a year at the University of Hamburg. Before starting her Master’s studies, she worked for a year on income- and inequality-related topics at the Arbeitsförderunginstitut, in Bozen-Bolzano. She then obtained her Master of Science in Economics at the University of Mannheim and spent a semester abroad at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the University of Mannheim as well as at the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research. At ZEW, she wrote her Master's thesis on the impact of a US policy restricting competition in public procurement auctions. Since November 2019, she has been working as a researcher at the ZEW's Research Department “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance” in the Junior Research Group “Economics of Public Procurement”.
Her main research interests include applied public economics, industrial organization and health economics.