I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Matteo Cervellati.
Currently I am visiting the Economics department at Brown University.
In my research I am combining economic theory, econometrics, and tools from GI science, aiming to contribute to the ultimate question of “Why are some countries rich and others not?”. The most fascinating and exciting unresolved issue in all of economics to me.
My main interest thus lies in Economic History and Long-term Macroeconomics / Comparative Development. Furthermore I am interested in Spatial Economics, (applied) (Bayesian) ‘Metrics, and how we should adress certain global demographic challenges (of which the increasingly skewed sex-ratios and overall gender imbalances are the most severe one).
Apart from that, I am passionate about cycling, swimming, the opera, and architecture.
PhD in Economics, 2019 (expected)
University of Bologna
MSc in Economics, 2015
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