Andrea Contigiani is a PhD Candidate in Management at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies entrepreneurship, using both observational techniques and experimental methods. His dissertation seeks to understand the costs and benefits of using experimentation-driven strategies in early-stage ventures. His research is funded by the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, the Rodney White Center for Financial Research, and the Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship. He holds a BS in Business Administration from LUISS, a MS in Economics and Social Science from Bocconi, a MA in Economics from the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and a MA in Statistics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.