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Courses a.y. 2019/2020


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Biographical note

Born June 14th, 1974. Degree in Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions from Università Bocconi. Guest doctoral fellow at the Biostatistics Department, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. PhD in Statistics, Institute of Quantitative Methods, Università Bocconi. Master in Applied Econometrics, Institute of Economics and Quantitative Methods, Università di Pavia.

Academic CV

Since June 2007, Lecturer of Statistics. He teaches statistic in undergraduate and graduate programs. Professor of Quantitative Methods at SDA Bocconi School of Management, where he teaches quantitative methods at the MBA and at various other Master-level courses (MCF, MIHMEP).

Research areas

Mixture Models. Quantile-based Data Analysis. Multivariate Analysis. Data Analysis for Public Health. Applied Statistics.



Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  • Venturini, S., Mehmetoglu, M. (2018) plssem: A Stata Package for Structural Equation Modeling with Partial Least Squares, Journal of Statistical Software (accepted)
  • Milani, M., Venturini, S., Bonardi, S., Allevi, G., Strina, C., Cappelletti, M., Zanotti, L., Gobbi, A., Spada, D., Aguggini, S., Bottini, A., Berruti, A., Jubb, A., Campo, L., Harris, A. L., Gatter, K., Fox, S. B., Generali, D., Roviello, G., Hypoxia-related biological markers as predictors of epirubicin-based treatment responsiveness and resistance in locally advanced breast cancer, Oncotarget (accepted)
  • Venturini, S., Myers, J. A., Dominici, F. and Morlock, L., Random Effects Models for Identifying the Most Harmful Medication Errors in a Large, Voluntary Reporting Database, Annals of Applied Statistics 11 504-526
  • Roviello, G., Zanotti, L., Venturini, S., Bottini, A., Generali, D. (2016) Role of targeted agents in neuroendocrine tumours: Results from a meta-analysis. Cancer Biology & Therapy 17 883-888
  • Rognoni, C., Venturini, S., Meregaglia, M., Marmifero, M. and Tarricone, R. (2016) Efficacy and safety of ferric carboxymaltose and other formulations in iron deficiency patients: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Drug Investigation 36 177-194
  • Generali, D., Venturini, S., Rognoni, C., Ciani, O., Pusztai, L., Loi, S., Jerusalem, G., Bottini, A., Tarricone, R. (2015) A Network Meta-Analysis of Everolimus Plus Exemestane Versus Chemotherapy in the First- and Second-Line Treatment of Estrogen Receptor-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 152(1) 95-117
  • Venturini, S., Dominici, F., Parmigiani, G. (2015) Generalized Quantile Treatment Effect: A Flexible Bayesian Approach Using Quantile Ratio Smoothing, Bayesian Analysis 10 523-552
  • Bazzola, L., Foroni, C., Andreis, D., Zanoni, V., R Cappelletti, M., Allevi, G., Aguggini, S., Strina, C., Milani, M., Venturini, S., Ferrozzi, F., Giardini, R., Bertoni, R., Turley, H., Gatter, K., Petronini, P.G., Fox, S.B., Harris, A.L., Martinotti, M., Berruti, A., Bottini, A., Reynolds, A.R., Generali, D. (2015) Combination of letrozole, metronomic cyclophosphamide and sorafenib is well-tolerated and shows activity in patients with primary breast cancer, British Journal of Cancer 112 52-60
  • Arbore, A., Graziani, R. and Venturini, S. (2014) Understanding Personal Mobile Technologies: Decomposing and De-Averaging the Value of a Smartphone, Journal of Information Systems 28 1667-185
  • Foroni, C., Milani, M., Strina, C., Cappelletti, M., Fumarola, C., Bonelli, M., Bertoni, R., Ferrero, G., Maldotti, M., Takano, E., Andreis, D., Venturini, S., Brugnoli, G., Petronini, P.G., Zanoni, V., Pritzker, L., Pritzker, K., Parissenti, A., Santini, D., Fox, S.B., Bottini, A. and Generali, D. (2014) Pure Anti-tumor Effect of Zoledronic Acid in Naive Bone-only Metastatic and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Proof from the “Biological Window Therapy”, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 144 113-121
  • Carnevale, C., Mazzuca, M. and Venturini, S. (2012) Corporate Social Reporting in European Banks: The Effects on a Firm's Market Value, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management 19 159-177
  • Damia, G., Broggini, M., Marsoni, S., Venturini, S. and Generali, D. (2011) New Omics Information for Clinical Trial Utility in the Primary Setting, Journal of the National Cancer Institute 43 128-133
  • Consonni, G., Moreno, E. and Venturini, S. (2011) Testing Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: an Objective Bayesian Analysis, Statistics in Medicine 30 62-74
  • Venturini, S., Dominici, F., Parmigiani, G. (2008) Gamma Shape Mixtures for Heavy-tailed Distributions, Annals of Applied Statistics 2 756-776

[In Italian]

  • Carnevale, C., Mazzuca, M. and Venturini, S. (2010) La value relevance del bilancio sociale: il caso delle banche europee, Economia Aziendale Online 2 93-110
  • Bof, F. and Venturini, S. (2009) La valutazione delle performance sportive: il progetto FCI (Fabio Capello Index), Rivista di Diritto ed Economia dello Sport 3 69-91
  • Belli, A., Della Seta, M. and Venturini, S. (2006) Un cruscotto di indicatori per il monitoraggio della qualità realizzata, Economia & Management, n. 5
  • D’Ambrosio, M., Anzani, F. and Venturini, S. (2005) Design for Six Sigma e simulazione monte carlo: problematiche di implementazione nella tolerance analysis, Economia & Management, n. 3
  • Della Seta, M. and Venturini, S. (2003) Gestione e ottimizzazione dei processi di produzione attraverso la statistica, Economia & Management, n. 1
  • Venturini, S. (2001) L’approccio neurale al Data Mining, Economia & Management, n. 1

Books and monographs

  • Venturini, S. (ed.), Statistica per manager, Egea, 2010 (Italian translation of Klibanoff, P. et al., Managerial Statistics: A Case-Based Approach, Cengage)
  • Venturini, S. (ed.), Empirical Processes: Theory and Applications, n. 11, Quantitative Methods Institute, Università Commerciale L. Bocconi, 2005