Clara is a Ph.D Candidate in Information and Knowledge Society at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. At Open Evidence, she researches on public policy, innovation, and health. Clara has expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including social experiments, focus groups, desk research and statistical analysis. Her research tasks combine qualitative and quantitative methods, and include, amongst others, the collection of data, literature reviews and desk research, as well as data analysis and reporting. Prior to that, she worked as a trainee in the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) and in Diputació de Barcelona. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Kent and a B.Sc. in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. A native Catalan and Spanish speaker, Clara is fluent in English and French.
Cristiano is co-founder of Open Evidence and Aggregate Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Milan and at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He has over 25 years of scientific, policy-applied research experience spanning across economics, sociology and behavioural studies. Cristiano works at the interdisciplinary frontier of social sciences to develop new theoretical and methodological approaches at the agency/structure juncture. Since 2012 he has focused on experimental behavioural sciences with the aim to introduce novel approaches to policy-making and policy impact evaluation. Cristiano has had researched and worked in the USA, Russia, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain. In the course of his academic career he has taken several leaves of absence to serve as a civil servant at the United Nations and the European Union. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University and a Degree in Economics from Bocconi University. A native Italian speaker, Cristiano is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish.