I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Bologna under the supervision of Matteo Cervellati.
My thesis - broadly speaking - analyses the impact and features of the increasing worldwide spatial interconnectedness through the lense of (economic) history, focussing on India and Europe. By combining economic theory [a Quantitative Spatial model of pre-industrial Europe (Ch2), a Malthusian model with outmigration (Ch3)], econometrics [including a technical note on spatialRDDs combined with an R package (Ch1)], and different tools from GI science, I aim 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.
These works, touching upon urbanisation/agglomeration, migration, fertility, and the roots of gender inequality, are intended to open up my future research agenda.
Currently I am the holder of the biennial Young Researcher Award of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). Here you can find a copy of my CV.
PhD in Economics, 2019 (expected)
University of Bologna
MSc in Economics, 2015
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Currently I am, inter alia, working on an R-package to implement mutliple Spatial-, or Geographic Regression Discontinuity Design estimation strategies.
It is called SpatialRDD and a first version will be released in May 2019 on Github.