I am an applied economist and currently a research fellow at the University of Bologna. In summer 2022, I will join the University of Chicago (Development Innovation Lab, Prof. Michael Kremer) as a Postdoctoral Scholar.
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