Prof. De Fraja took his doctorate at Siena with a thesis on Game Theory, before going to England to attend Linacre College, Oxford. His research interests are in the areas of Public economics, Economics of education, Regulation, and Game Theory. He has published papers in, among others, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of Political Economy, and Oxford Economic Papers. Before teaching at the University of Nottingham, he has taken up academic positions in the universities of Leicester, Bristol and York, and has also been on academic trips to Tokyo, Bonn and Barcelona. Prof. De Fraja is also a Research Fellow at CEPR.