Management Committee

Management Committee

Chief of the Management Committee is prof. emeritus Paolo Legrenzi. Members of the Committee are: the director, prof. Michele Costabile, and proff. Simona Romani, Matteo De Angelis, Paolo Peverini.


Paolo Legrenzi is a Professor emeritus at Ca 'Foscari University, where he collaborates with the Experimental Economics Laboratory, an organization that he founded as part of a partnership between Fondazione Ca' Foscari and GAM Asset Management.
He is a member of the Ca’ Foscari’s Innovation Board and Board of Directors, as well as the Commission for the Lévi-Strauss award of the Collège de France. He is a resident member of the Veneto Institute of Sciences, Arts and Letters (IVSLA), of the Association il Mulino (President of the Editorial Committee), and of the American Psychological Association. He collaborates with IlSole24Ore and La Repubblica newspapers.
He has always dealt with the psychology of choice, and specifically the theory of rational choice. He has written several articles published in international journals, alongside 13 monographs, four manuals and essays translated into several languages, ​​and three books dedicated to behavioral finance:
PSICOLOGIA E INVESTIMENTI FINANZIARI (GruppoSole24Ore, 2009), I SOLDI IN TESTA (Laterza, 2012), the essay PERCHE’ GESTIAMO MALE I NOSTRI RISPARMI (2013) against the do-it-yourself in investment choices, FRUGALITA '(Mulino 2014), a dedicated essay to financial advisors: SEI ESERCIZI FACILI (Cortina, April 2015) and L’ECONOMIA DELLA MENTE (Cortina, September 2016).


Michele Costabile is a Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the LUISS “Guido Carli” University (hereafter “LUISS”), where he is also Director of the MSc in Marketing and Executive Director of X.ITE. Within the MBA Program, he designed and launched the “MBA AdVenture program”, which is currently deployed across all the LUISS Business School Master programs.
He previously taught for more than 20 years: as an adjunct professor at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, and an assistant, associate, and full professor at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata – Cosenza, Italy). He has extensive teaching and research experience in Italy and abroad, involving both graduate and executive education programs. He has been a visiting scholar at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, as well as a research assistant at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
He is the author and co-author of many books and papers that have been published in various journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Interactive Marketing. He served on the board of the European Marketing Academy as the Italian Nation Coordinator (2000-2004) and is currently a member of the most important national and international academic associations. 
Since 2016, he has been advising the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT) as part of an effort to restore the prestigious and historical Italian Opera House.
He currently serves as the elected faculty representative to the Board of Directors at LUISS.


Paolo Peverini is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Management of LUISS, where he teaches "Marketing Communication and New Media Languages". He is Deputy Director of the X.ITE Research Center on Behaviors and Technologies. He is the author of over 50 scientific publications, many of which have been published in some of the most prestigious international scientific journals. His last monograph was “Social Guerrilla: Semiotics of unconventional communication” (Luiss University Press 2014). He was a visiting professor at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, as well as a member of Lars (Roman Laboratory of Semiotics). His research area concerns the qualitative analysis of communication, with a particular focus on the theories and methodologies of semiotics and sociosemiotics.


Simona Romani is a Marketing professor at LUISS. Her research activities focus on consumer behavior, corporate branding and the emotions that guide consumers purchases. The results of her research have been published in several world-renowned magazines, such as the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism.