Simone is an associate fellow at IPPR.
Simone is an economist with interest in industrial policy and a specific expertise on state-owned enterprises. In the years 2016-2017, he supported Lord Skidelsky's research and parliamentary activities in the UK House of Lords. From 2017 to 2020 he collaborated with Prof Mariana Mazzucato on research and policy activities at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose. During 2020-2021 he worked as an economic expert in the Prime Minister's Office of Italy, where he was also involved in developing Italy's post-Covid National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
In 2019 he published a book with Routledge titled 'Economic Crisis and Economic Thought: Alternative Theoretical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis' (co-authored with Tomaso Gabellini and Alessio Moneta). In 2020 he was the main author of a national policy report titled 'Strategic Missions for Italian State-Owned Enterprises' (in Italian). A new book co-authored with Guendalina Anzolin on 31 themes that define Italy's economy is coming out in 2023 (in Italian).
He is an affiliate member of the civil society association 'Forum Disuguaglianze Diversità'. He writes regular economic editorials for the Italian daily newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano.
Simone holds a MSc in Economics (University of Pisa) and a PhD in Innovation and Public Policy (University College London).
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.