I am an applied economist and currently a postdoc at the University of Chicago (Becker Friedman Institute, Development Innovation Lab - Prof. Michael Kremer). Previously, I obtained my PhD in Economics at the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the Western world.
My research lies at the intersection of development economics, spatial economics, and economic history. In my work, I am mainly trying to leverage both theory and empirics to further our understanding as to why certain areas of the world are richer than others. From a technical point of view, my strengths lie in statistical programming and spatial data analysis. I am also experienced in working with quantitative spatial economic models, their numerical solution, and their structural estimation.
In 2018, I won the biennial Young Researcher Award of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). A copy of my CV can be found here.
PhD in Economics
University of Bologna
MSc in Economics
Resources for courses I co-taught or TA’d