current position

Associate Professor
Core Faculty


educational background

MSc Course(s) Economics, Università degli Studi di Bologna, 2003
Phd Management Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 2007

academic and research areas

BSc Course (s): Business Administration.
MSc Course(s): Accounting, Control & Performance Management.
MIP Academic area: Accounting, Control & Performance Management (ACPM).
Research area: Management.
Research field: Management and Economics of Public Sector.

other information

Visiting Research Fellow at Lancaster University, Universidad Autonóma di Madrid, and Columbia University.
Co-director of the Centre for Management of Education (SUM).


Agasisti T., Pohl C., 2012. Comparing German and Italian public universities: Convergence or divergence in the higher education landscape. Managerial and Decision Economics, 33(1), 71-85.
Agasisti T., Catalano G., Perez Esparrels C., Morales S., 2012. Expenditure on Higher Education per Student Converging Across EU-15 Countries after the Bologna Process?. Studies in Higher Education, 37(2), 235-252.
Agasisti T., Vittadini G., 2012. Regional Economic Disparities as Determinants of Students’ Achievement in Italy. Research in Applied Economics, 4(1), 33-53.
Agasisti T., Catalano G., Landoni P., Verganti R., 2012. Evaluating the performance of academic departments: an analysis of research-related output efficiency. Research Evaluation, 21(1), 2-14.

Agasisti T., 2011. How competition affects schools’ performances: does specification matter?. Economics Letters, 110(3), 259-261.
Garavaglia G., Lettieri E., Agasisti T., Lopez S., 2011. Efficiency and quality of care in nursing homes: an Italian case study. Health Care Management Science, 14, 22-35.
Agasisti T., 2011. Performances and spending efficiency in Higher Education: a European comparison through non-parametric approaches. Education Economics, 19(2), 199-224.
Agasisti T., Dal Bianco A., Landoni P., Sal A., Salerno M., 2011. Evaluating the efficiency of research in academic departments: an empirical analysis in an Italian Region. Higher Education Quarterly, 65(3), 267-289.
Agasisti T., Arnaboldi M., 2011. Public sector productivity: lessons from the Italian financial crisis. Public Money and Management, 31(6), 383-384.
Agasisti T., 2011. Does competition affect schools’ performance? Some evidence from Italy through OECD-PISA data. European Journal of Education, 46(4), 549-565.

Agasisti T., Perez-Esparrels C., 2010. Comparing Efficiency in a Cross-Country Perspective: The case of Italian and Spanish State Universities. Higher Education, 59(1), 85-103.
Agasisti T., Johnes G., 2010. Heterogeneity and the Evaluation of Efficiency: the Case of Italian Universities. Applied Economics, 42(11), 1365-1375.

Agasisti T., 2009. Towards Lisbon objectives: economic determinants of participation rates in university education. An empirical analysis in 14 European countries. Higher Education Quarterly, Pagg. 287-307, Vol. 63(3).
Agasisti T., Johne G., 2009. Beyond Frontiers: Comparing the Efficiency of Higher Education Decision-Making Units Across More than One Country. Education Economics, Carfax Publishing Ltd Basingstoke UK, Pagg. 59-79, Vol. 17(1).
Agasisti T., 2009. Market forces and competition in university systems: theoretical reflections and empirical evidence from Italy. International Review of applied Economics, Carfax Publishing Ltd Basingstoke UK, Pagg. 463-483, Vol. 23(4)
Agasisti T., Dal Bianco A., 2009. Measuring Efficiency of Higher Education Institutions. International Journal of Management and Decision Making, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd Geneve CH, Pagg. 443-465, Vol. 10(5/6)
Agasisti T., Dal Bianco A., 2009. Reforming the University Sector: Effects on Teaching Efficiency. Evidence from Italy. Higher Education, Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht NL, Pagg. 477-498, Vol. 57, n. 4.

Agasisti T., Fagnani E., Lamperti P., 2008. Rapporto sul diritto allo studio universitario in Lombardia 2006. Guerini & Associati MILANO, Pagg. 1-122.
Agasisti T., Cafferini B., Fagnani E., Lamperti P., 2008. La valutazione degli interventi per il diritto allo studio universitario. Guerini & Associati MILANO, Pagg. 1-122.
Agasisti T., Catalano G., 2008. Quasi-markets in European Higher Education. Xiandai Daxue Jiaoyu, Pagg. 42-48, Vol. 6.
Agasisti T., Arnaboldi M., Catalano G., 2008. Reforming financial accounts in the public sector: the case of universities. The Irish Accounting Review, Pagg. 1-29, Vol. 15(1).
AgasistiT., Cappiello M., Catalano G., 2008. The effects of vouchers in higher education: an Italian case study. Tertiary Education and Management, Pagg. 27-42, Vol. 14(1).
Agasisti T., Arnaboldi M., Azzone G., 2008. Strategic Management Accounting in University: The Italian Experience. Higher Education, Agathon Press Inc. Albany USA, Pagg. 1-15, Vol. 55.
Agasisti T., Arnaboldi M., Azzone G., 2008. Strategic management accounting in universities: the Italian experience. Higher Education, Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht NL, Pagg. 1-15, Vol. 55, n. 1.