Loredana is a Research Associate at Stanford's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), where she is a member of the AI Index team. She is primarily involved in preparing the AI Index annual report and developing the Global AI Vibrancy tool. Using data analysis techniques, Loredana helps make complex information regarding the rapidly evolving AI landscape more accessible and understandable for policymakers, industry leaders, researchers, and the general public.

With a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, Loredana has conducted empirical research in the fields of Industrial Organization and International Trade. She also holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees with honors in Economics from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy.

Before joining HAI, Loredana worked as a Visiting Researcher at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WiiW). Her research focused on the competitiveness of firms in Europe, as part of a project funded by the Austrian National Bank. Additionally, she worked as a Data Analyst for a fast-growing eCommerce startup that managed online sales for Europe's largest food retail cooperative.

Education & Certifications

  • PhD, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, Economics (2018)
  • MS, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and University of Pisa, Italy, Economics (2014)
  • BA, University of Pisa, Italy, Economics and Business (2012)