Federico Belotti is a senior researcher at the Centre for Economics and International Studies of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he received a B.A. in Economics (2004), a M.Sc. in Quantitative Methods (2005) and a Ph.D. in Econometrics (2011). Prior to joining the CEIS in 2009, he served as researcher at the Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT) since 2005.
Federico's research interests include theoretical and applied econometrics, with applications in health economics, spatial economics, productivity and efficiency analysis. His recent work has focused on developing econometric estimators and testing procedures for panel data. He has advanced programming skills and is the primary author of three popular Stata commands providing a significant addition to Stata's capabilities in terms of estimation of cross-sectional and panel data stochastic frontier models, spatial panel data models and cross-sectional two-parts models.
Federico has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics of the City University of New York (CUNY) where he worked on the development of a robust estimation procedure for finite mixtures of regression models. He was awarded from the Italian Statistical Society with the prize for the best Italian Ph.D. thesis on Applied Statistics (2012) and with the "best young researcher paper award" at the XII European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis (EWEPA) for his work on the consistent estimation of the fixed-effects stochastic frontier model.