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 long-run economic development, 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). Here you can find a copy of my CV.
PhD in Economics
University of Bologna
MSc in Economics
Resources for courses I co-taught or TA’d