PhD in Economics
My main research interests lie in Political Economy, Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. I use empirical tools, such as quasi-experiments and field experiments to analyze policy-relevant issues related to corruption, voting and education. A part of my work investigates the long-run determinants of economic prosperity, focusing on state history from antiquity to the present.
- New article “No, wait, stop: parents do make a difference” with D. Hugh-Jones, The Psychologist, 13th June 2022.
- June 2022: New Working Paper “Proud to belong: the impact of ethics training on police officers” with D. Harris, D. Serra, H. Telli, B. Schettini and S. Dercon (link).
- Center for the Studies of African Economies (CSAE) podcast.
- Also covered by D. Serra in the Probable Causation podcast Episode 73 (June 7, 2022).
- June 2022: New Working Paper “Trading Social Status for Genetics in Marriage Markets: Evidence from UK Biobank” with A. Abdellaoui, D. Hugh-Jones and PA. Chiappori (link).