Funded by the European Investment Bank - University Research Sponsorship Programme (EIBURS)

Team

The project team comprises the experts authoring the DG Regional Policy CBA Guide 2008 and combines in a unique way in depth knowledge of theoretical foundations of CBA (DEMM), applied CBA in the field of development policy (CSIL) with first-hand experience of some of the top scientists in Europe, ranging from particle physics to its application in health and other sectors (Department of Physics).

Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods (DEMM), University of Milan

The Department of Economics, Management and quantitative Methods of the University of Milan (DEMM), founded in April 2012, comprises around 150 members among faculty members, technical and administrative staff, doctoral students, post-docs, teaching and research assistants. DEMM is one of the top-rated Italian departments of economics and related studies according to a number of international rankings (RePEc, Tilburg University). According to REPEC, the online research repository network, DEMM is ranked 8th among the top 25% institutions in economics in Italy, and in the 12.5% top institutions in Europe.

Department of Physics, University of Milan

The physics department of Milan University has about 75 permanent teaching and research staff, 100 part time and temporary staff, and it hosts a Laboratory (Sezione) of INFN (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), which acts both as granting agency for high energy and nuclear physics, as well as having its own staff of about 25 physicists, and an equal number of technical and administrative staff.

CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies, Milan

CSIL, Centre for Industrial Studies is an employee-owned research institute founded in Milan, Italy, in 1980 specialising in applied economic research, evaluation of public investment projects, support to development programmes and SMEs economics.

Organisation chart

Scientific Director
Massimo Florio
Scientific Commitee
Andrés Faiña, Per-Olov Johansson, Anna Giunta, James Stirling,
Alessandro Sterlacchini

Scientific Director

Massimo Florio
is Professor of Public Economics and Jean Monnet Chair ‘Ad Personam’ in EU Industrial Policy. He graduated in Economics and in Law from the University of Rome, holds also a MSc in Applied Economics (Istao), and has been a FCO fellow and Research Scholar at the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Scholar in several British Universities and international institutions. Former Head of the Department of Economics, he is now the Chairman of the Evaluation Unit of the University of Milan, in charge of the evaluation of its 70 departments, 180 degree courses, and over 5,000 academic and administrative staff. He is acknowledged as top level international expert on CBA and is the author of several editions of the CBA Guide adopted by the DG REGIO to assess major projects asking for co-funding in the framework of Cohesion Policy. His recent publications include “Network Industries and Social Welfare – The experiment that reshuffled European utilities” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), focusing on energy and telecommunications in the EU, “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Incentives in Evaluation. The Structural Funds of European Union” (Elgar, 2007), “The Great Divestiture. Evaluating the welfare impact of the British privatisations 1979-1997” (MIT Press, 2004), and has edited special issues of Fiscal Studies, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, International Review of Applied Economics and other international journals.

Scientific Commitee

Andres Faíña
is Professor in Economics with a vast range of professional experience in European Affairs and in Regional Development Policy. He has published in several leading academic journals and has actively participated in the planning and programming of Structural Funds. He is currently Professor of Regional and European Industrial Economics (Jean Monnet Chair), University of A Coruña and Head of the Department of Economic Analysis (Spain). His research interests include European Political Economy, Competition and Industrial Economics and Spatial and Regional Economics. He is the leader of the Jean Monnet Research Group on Competitiveness and Development, University of Coruña, and jointly with other group members he has recently published a series of articles on different topics of European Regional Economics: a) concentration of population and income, b) evolution of income in Objective 1, c) distance, market access and regional income in the EU and d) Market access and human capital accumulation.
Per-Olov Johansson
is currently professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden), and Adjunct Professor (Professor II) at the Department of Economics of the University of Oslo, Norway. Previously he was Professor of Environmental Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His primary field of interest includes Environmental Economics, Health Economics, Welfare Economics and Macroeconomics.
Anna Giunta
is full professor of Applied Economics at the University of Rome III (Italy). She is member of the board of Instructor PhD Programme in “Institutions, Enviornment and Development Policies” at the Economic Department of the University of Rome III. Recently, she has been appointed by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance as member of an independent evaluation experts group on regional policy in Southern Italy. Her research interests are in the firms’ organization and internationalization and industrial and regional policy analysis and evaluation fields.
Alessandro Sterlacchini
earned a Master in Economics at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom) and a PhD at the University of Ancona (Italy). He is currently Professor of Applied Economics at the "G. Fuà" Faculty of Economics of the Marche Polytechnic University (Italy). He teaches Industrial Economics and Economics of Innovation both at the graduate and post-graduate level. His research activity has been mainly developed in the field of the Economics of Innovation, with special focus on the determinants and economic effects of R&D, knowledge and innovations. In this connection, he carried out extensive empirical work across industries, firms and geographical areas and devoted particular attention to innovation policies.
James Stirling
is the Head of the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge. He took the Mathematics Tripos at Cambridge (as a student at Peterhouse), graduating with first class honours in 1975 and obtaining his PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics in 1979. After periods of research in the USA, Cambridge and the European Centre for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, he was appointed to a lectureship at Durham in 1986. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1989, to Reader in 1990 and to Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Physics in 1992. In 2000 he became the first Director of the new Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) at Durham University. From 2001 to 2003, he served as the first Chair of the PPARC Science Committee, the research council's top-level scientific advisory committee. In 2005 he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at Durham University, a post which he held for three years before moving to Cambridge to take up the Jacksonian Professorship in September 2008. In recognition of his contribution to particle physics research he was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society in May 1999. He was awarded a CBE in the 2006 New Year Honours list, for services to science. He has been a member of the Physics Panel in two Research Assessment Exercises (2001 and 2008) and was Deputy Chair of the 2008 panel. He served on the Council of the Royal Society from 2007 to 2008, and is currently a member of the Council of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Project Officer
Michela Argenti (DEMM),
Chiara Pancotti (CSIL)
Steering Commitee
Massimo Florio (DEMM),
Stefano Forte (Physics),
Silvia Vignetti (CSIL)

Project Officer

Michela Argenti
holds a degree in Political Science (University of Pavia, Italy) and she is currently responsible of the External Relations Officer at the University of Milan – DEMM. Since 2005 she has been involved as project officer in different international research programs. She is also the contact person concerning the two years Master degree in Economics and Political Science, University of Milan.
Chiara Pancotti
holds a degree in Economics from Bicocca University (Milan). In 2011 she started her research activities at CSIL. As junior analyst in the field of regional development and evaluation of project and programmes, she has gained experience in the appraisal of cost-benefit analysis of infrastructural projects and in the risk analyses of infrastructural projects. In particular, she took part in the provision of technical assistance for the preparation of the cost-benefit analyses and application forms for request of co-financing with ERDF under the 2007-13 Operational Programmes of a number of major projects. Also, she recently participated in different evaluation studies on behalf of the European Parliament and of the European Commission – DG Eurostat, DG Regional Policy. In particular, she took part in the Ex post evaluation of the Community Statistical Programme 2008-2012 on the behalf of DG Eurostat and in the study Internet, Digital Agenda and economic development of European regions on the behalf of the European Parliament. During last year she carried on research activities on applied welfare economics, particularly about the use of welfare weights in CBA.

Steering Commitee

Massimo Florio
is Professor of Public Economics and Jean Monnet Chair ‘Ad Personam’ in EU Industrial Policy. He graduated in Economics and in Law from the University of Rome, holds also a MSc in Applied Economics (Istao), and has been a FCO fellow and Research Scholar at the London School of Economics, and a Visiting Scholar in several British Universities and international institutions. Former Head of the Department of Economics, he is now the Chairman of the Evaluation Unit of the University of Milan, in charge of the evaluation of its 70 departments, 180 degree courses, and over 5,000 academic and administrative staff. He is acknowledged as top level international expert on CBA and is the author of several editions of the CBA Guide adopted by the DG REGIO to assess major projects asking for co-funding in the framework of Cohesion Policy. His recent publications include “Network Industries and Social Welfare – The experiment that reshuffled European utilities” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), focusing on energy and telecommunications in the EU, “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Incentives in Evaluation. The Structural Funds of European Union” (Elgar, 2007), “The Great Divestiture. Evaluating the welfare impact of the British privatisations 1979-1997” (MIT Press, 2004), and has edited special issues of Fiscal Studies, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, International Review of Applied Economics and other international journals.
Stefano Forte
is full professor of theoretical physics at the University of Milan where he currently serves as a member of the academic board and has formerly been senior research physicist at the INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare). He has been a visiting professor in Barcelona, visiting fellow in Edinburgh and at Ecole Polytechnique, and a visiting lecturer at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon and he is currently a scientific associate of the Discovery Center of the Niels Bohr Institute. He played important roles in past particle physics facilities as a member of the SPS committee at CERN from 2001-2004 and as a convenor of the HERA-LHC workshop from 2004 to 2008; on present experiments as a member of the steering group of the PDF4LHC workshop; and on possible future facilities as a member of the steering committee of the LHeC.
Silvia Vignetti
is Director of Evaluation Studies at CSIL. She holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University and after a traineeship at the UNESCO she started her research activity at CSIL. She has also had teaching appointments at the University of Milan in Macroeconomics, Economics of European Integration and is currently a lecturer on Cost-benefit analysis. She is specialised in the evaluation of EU projects and programmes and her main field of expertise is regional development and Cost-benefit analysis. Her experience in this field includes task management and team leadership in the following studies for the European Commission (DG Regional Policy) and the European Parliament: the “Ex-post evaluation of investment projects co-financed by the European Fund For Regional Development (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999”; Ex post evaluation of cohesion policy interventions 2000-2006 financed by the Cohesion Fund (including former ISPA) - Work Package C - Cost benefit analysis of environment projects. Moreover, she provided technical assistance to national authorities and project proposers preparing CBAs for major project application forms. On the other side she advices the EC in appraising the application forms and she authored several ‘quick appraisals’ for major projects in the framework of technical assistance to the DG REGIO on major projects. She has been in the team authoring the last two editions of the Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects adopted by the European Commission, DG Regional Policy.
CSIL Research Team
Mario Genco, Davide Sartori, Emanuela Sirtori
Gelsomina Catalano,
Julie Pellegrin, Chiara Pancotti
DEMM Research Team
Chiara Del Bo, Carlo Fiorio, Matteo Turri, Maddalena Sorrentino, Silvia Salini, Paolo Garella, Emanuele Bacchiocchi, Marta Marsilio
Department of Physics
Lucio Rossi
Giuseppe Battistoni,
Silvia Muraro, Stefano Carrazza

CSIL Research Team

Mario Genco
holds a degree in nuclear engineering and has been working for several years to the process design and thermo-hydraulic models for various nuclear plants. Since 1982 he also has covered several management roles in important environmental projects. He specialised in appraisal, planning and management of projects and programmes at a regional and national level. He is an expert cost benefit and risk analysis and he developed an own dedicated software for running risk analysis with the Montecarlo method. He has been appointed as high professional profile Advisor for several major infrastructure projects by national and international bodies, in particular for the environment and energy sectors. His experience encompasses all phases of project cycle management: from ex-ante evaluation, feasibility studies and CBA, to operational planning, follow-up of authorising procedures, organisations and coordination of implementation, ex-post evaluation. He is in the team authoring several editions of Cost-benefit analysis DG REGIO Guide. He has been recently involved in providing ‘quick appraisal’ report to the DG REGIO for project application under the ERDF and Cohesion Fund.
Davide Sartori
holds a degree in economics and management of public administration and international institutions from Bocconi University (Milan). In 2006 he conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of a healthcare project in Vietnam on the field, collaborating with the World Health Organisation. As project analyst in the Evaluation Studies Unit at CSIL, he specialises in the economic and financial analysis of public investments projects (cost-benefit analysis). He was in the team authoring the new Guide to Cost-benefit analysis of Investment projects recently adopted by the European Commission. He carried out a Cost-benefit analysis for Bagnoli Urban Park, on behalf of Naples Municipality and of the Termini Imerese modal shift and logistic infrastructure. He has also been conducting training on cost-benefit analysis for civil servants at the EC-DG REGIO, at the EIPA, European Institute of Public Administration (Barcelona), for Italian civil servants and for post graduates in Milan’s business schools. He is currently in charge of an ex-post CBA of a water project in Spain in the framework of the Work Package C - Cost benefit analysis of environment projects, the ex-post evaluation of the Structural Funds in the period 2000-2006.
Emanuela Sirtori
holds a degree in Economics from Bicocca University (Milan). She attended a post-degree training course on project management for international development cooperation and a Summer School on Quantitative methods for evaluating the impact of EU funds, organized by Prova (Italy) and the European Commission. She started her research activities at CSIL in 2009. Her field of expertise is regional development, applied welfare economics and econometrics analysis. As project analyst at CSIL, she has gained experience with the evaluation of cohesion policy projects co-financed by Structural Funds, by participating to the “Ex post evaluation of investment projects co-financed by ERDF and CF in the period 1994-1999”, funded by the European Commission, DG REGIO (Brussels, Belgium). With this evaluation study, she assisted in the design of ex post Cost-Benefit Analyses for different infrastructural project and she authored two Cost Benefit Analyses in the environmental sector. In 2011 and 2012 she had the role of tutor at the Milan Summer School on CBA of Investment Projects, organised by CSIL in cooperation with the University of Milan, by assisting participants in the practical sessions on the use of CBA.
Gelsomina Catalano
earned a degree in International Relation and a Master degree in “Planning, Assessment and Selection of Public Investments” from Orientale University (Naples, Italy). In 2008 she joined CSIL (Milan, Italy), where she is a project analyst in the Development and Evaluation Unit. She is specializing in the evaluation of operational planning documents and development programmes within the framework of the Cohesion Policy. She also has some experience in Cost-Benefit Analysis. In fact, she assisted the CSIL team in drafting the current Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of investment projects (2008), adopted by the European Commission. She also participated as tutor to the first two editions of the Milan Summer School on CBA of investment projects, organised by CSIL in collaboration with the University of Milan. She recently assisted in providing ‘quick appraisal’ reports to DG REGIO for project application and in applying CBA in the ex-post evaluation of major infrastructure projects, within the evaluation study “Ex post evaluation of investment projects co-financed by the European Fund For Regional Development (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) in the period 1994-1999”, client European Commission, DG Regional Policy.
Julie Pellegrin
Julie Pellegrin, is director of the Regional Development unit CSIL. She holds a PhD in International Political Economy from the European University Institute in Florence and a MA in Applied Economics from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris. She specialises in public policy analysis in the fields of regional development and innovation policies. She has a consolidated experience in managing evaluation and research projects for the EU Commission (DG Enterprise, DG Regio, DG Employment), other European and international organisations (European Parliament, OECD), as well as national and regional authorities in France, Belgium and Italy. Examples of relevant studies and projects in which she has been involved include: “Internet, Digital Agenda and economic development of European regions” (EUP, project manager), Ex post evaluation of cohesion policy programmes 2000-2006 co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund Work Package 4 - Structural change and globalisation (DG Regio, project manager), “The Data Transparency Initiative and its impact on Cohesion policy” (European Parliament, Project coordinator). She also currently teaches at Sciences Po a course on “Innovation policy in Europe: a comparative political economy approach”.
Chiara Pancotti
holds a degree in Economics from Bicocca University (Milan). In 2011 she started her research activities at CSIL. As junior analyst in the field of regional development and evaluation of project and programmes, she has gained experience in the appraisal of cost-benefit analysis of infrastructural projects and in the risk analyses of infrastructural projects. In particular, she took part in the provision of technical assistance for the preparation of the cost-benefit analyses and application forms for request of co-financing with ERDF under the 2007-13 Operational Programmes of a number of major projects. Also, she recently participated in different evaluation studies on behalf of the European Parliament and of the European Commission – DG Eurostat, DG Regional Policy. In particular, she took part in the Ex post evaluation of the Community Statistical Programme 2008-2012 on the behalf of DG Eurostat and in the study Internet, Digital Agenda and economic development of European regions on the behalf of the European Parliament. During last year she carried on research activities on applied welfare economics, particularly about the use of welfare weights in CBA.

DEMM Research Team

Chiara Del Bo
Post-Doc in Public Economics. She earned a PhD in Economics from Università degli Studi di Milano, with the dissertation “Essays on Investment and Growth in an International Setting”. She has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam and a visiting scholar at the Economics Department of Boston College, USA. She also holds a Master degree in Economics (MEc) at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi and graduated in Economics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano with a dissertation on “Research Joint Ventures in the semiconductor industry”. Her research interests are in public and applied economics, with a specific focus on regional growth and international issues. Her research has appeared in international volumes and, among others, in The Annals of Regional Science, Fiscal Studies, Journal of Economics, European Planning Studies.
Carlo Fiorio
is Associate Professor in Public Economics. He graduated in Economics at Bocconi University, completed a Doctorate program in Public Finance at the University of Pavia, a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and a PhD in Economics at the London School of Economics. His research interests include Public Economics, Applied Econometrics, Inequality Analysis, Labour Economics, Regulation, Network Industries. He has also been consultant for different national and international institutions, including the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank and the European Commission. On behalf of the Center for Evaluation of effectiveness of pharmaceuticals (Modena, Italy), he developed a set of econometric models to forecast pharmaceuticals expenditures at regional and national level using Italian macroeconomic data.
Matteo Turri
is Assistant Professor in Business Administration. Member of the scientific board of the observatory on the managerialisation of the health care sector, University of Milan. Research visitor at the University of Bath. Main research interests: Evaluation and control systems in public administration and relative phenomena; management aspects in the higher education sector with particular reference to governance systems, change and the relationship between government bodies and universities.
Silvia Salini
earned a Ph.D in Statistics at the University of Milan - Bicocca, Italy, in 2002. Since 2004 she is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Milan in the Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods. She has focused her research on the methodological problem of measuring outcomes of the Higher Education system. She has participated in the Cariplo Foundation project 2009 ‘The quality of the education system in Lombardy: Measurement, international comparisons and proposals’. Since 2010 she is member of UNIMIVAL (Research group on higher education evaluation of the University of Milan’s ‘Nucleo di Valutazione’). In this respect, she worked on benchmarking Departments via bibliometric analysis. She is currently working on a project focused on challenges in bibliographic data modeling for bibliometric analysis.
Maddalena Sorrentino
is Assistant Professor in Business Organization. She teaches eGovernment in postgraduate courses. Her research interests include: Organization theory, eGovernment, Public partnerships, IS implementation, and Organization change in the public sector. She has written and edited several books and her articles have been published in a number of international journals and conference proceedings. In 2006, she founded the ICONA Inter-departmental Centre with a group of university colleagues. ICONA is dedicated to organizational innovation in public administrations. Dr Sorrentino is a member of the editorial boards of the Government Information Quarterly and the Information Systems and e-Business Management.
Paolo Garella
Paolo Garella has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Louvain (Belgium) 1986. He graduated in Political Science at the University of Bologna (1978), and achieved an M.Sc. in Economics from London School of Economics (1980). He has been Professor at Université du Québec à Montréal, Université Paris-9 (Dauphine), and University of Bologna (1992-2006). He has been consultant at Banque de France, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Firenze, Fellow at I.G.I.E.R.-Bocconi in Milano. Some of his publications have appeared in: Economic Theory, Economica, European Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of European Economic Association, Rand Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance. His main research interests are in Industrial Organization and Competition Policy, Economics of Imperfect Information, Firm-Bank relationships. His main teaching fields are: Microeconomics and Industrial Organization.
Emanuele Bacchiocchi
Emanuele Bacchiocchi is Assistant Professor of Econometrics at the University of Milan, Department of Economics. He obtained a PhD in Methodological Statistics at the University of Bologna with a thesis on theoretical and empirical analysis of the dynamics of prices and exchange rates and cointegration techniques. His main research interests are: time series econometrics with particular attention to cointegrated model for I(1) and I(2) processes, applied econometrics and international economics.
Marta Marsilio
Marta Marsilio is Professor of business economics at University of Milan and assistant Professor of Public Management and Policy at Bocconi University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration and Business Economics at the Parma University. She collaborates with the Centre for Research on Health and Social Care Management (CERGAS) at Bocconi University, where she coordinates the public procurement research unit. Her research interests include public procurement, supply chain management in service delivery organisations, public-private partnerships and business-government relations. She published four books and several articles.

Department of Physics

Lucio Rossi
is Head of the Magnets, Cryostats and Superconductors Group for the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) Project at CERN and Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Milan. One of the top international scientists in his field of specialization, from 2009 he is also Technology Department Deputy Head at CERN (the department counts on 450 CERN staff and about 400 other people with various contracts and associations). Since 2011 he is the leader of the High Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC), a project aimed at increasing by a factor 10 the luminosity performance of the LHC above its nominal value. As such he is Project Coordinator of a European FP7 Design Study called HiLumi LHC, regrouping 20 Institutes (six of them in USA and JP), and with a EC funds of 4.9 M€ corresponding to 100% of the requests. As Professor at the University of Milan he set up a laboratory to teach Applied Superconductivity and Cryogenics to 15-18 students per year. In twelve years he followed about 25 master thesis and two PhD thesis. He is author of more than 150 publications on international journals and reviews and members of various international review committees (DOE reviews, Fermilab AAC, ILC etc…), and editor or advisor of International Journal or Review (RAST, NIM).
Giuseppe Battistoni
is research director in the INFN unit (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) in the physics department of the University of Milan. Graduated in Physics in 1977 at the University of Rome, he started the scientific activity during the work for the Thesis at the Frascati Laboratories of INFN on the development of gaseous detectors (streamer tubes) under the supervision of E. Iarocci. After some experience in e+e- physics in the last period of activity of the Adone storage ring, he entered in INFN as researcher, participating to NUSEX experiment on proton decay and to the development of the technique of digital calorimetry in view of th experimentation at LEP. Later he started the experimentation at Gran Sasso Laboratories working in cosmic ray and neutrino physics, participating to the MACRO experiment, where he took care first of the tracking system of the apparatus, and then of data analysis and simulation. Since 1990 he is at INFN-Milano, where he joined the group for the detector R&D for LHC, participating to the development of Liquid Argon e.m. calorimeter for ATLAS. He later continued the research in non-accelerator high energy physics joining the ICARUS collaboration. Since 2001 he is spokesman of the collaboration for the development and diffusion of the FLUKA Monte Carlo code. In this framework he started to devote himself to the application of simulation techniques to the topic of hadron therapy, in view of the application of Monte Carlo to the development of new treatment planning systems. He also collaborates with CERN and, with researchers of the Heidelberg center for hadron therapy. Recently he also became national coordinator of an INFN strategic project for the development of medicine related projects. At present he also coordinates the INFN participation to the Envision project in FP7, about the imaging in hadron therapy with ions. He served as Director of INFN Milano from 2006 to 2012.
Stefano Carrazza
Graduate in particle physics and field theory at Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, S. C. is performing his PhD in theoretical particle physics at the University of Milan, Italy, under the supervision of Prof. S. Forte. His thesis topic is focused on the precision study of the nucleon structure using the new data produced by the LHC at CERN, he is currently a member of the NNPDF collaboration. His research interest is focused on collider physics, LHC phenomenology and electroweak corrections to perturbative QCD.