I am an applied economist and currently a research fellow at the University of Bologna. I defended my PhD thesis (after 4 years) in autumn 2019. Presently, I am visiting the Spatial Center at the University of Chicago.
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, 2019
University of Bologna
MSc in Economics, 2015
Resources for courses I co-taught or TA’d