Background and activities


I earned a PhD in Economics from Rutgers University (USA) in 2011, an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and a Laurea in Economics from Bocconi University (Italy). I joined the faculty in September 2017 from the University of Reading (UK), where I was a tenured Lecturer in Economics. I am currently also a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Helsinki and a Research Fellow at IZA - Institute of Labor Economics. 

My field of research is labor economics, broadly defined to include forays into econometrics and economic history. Within labor economics, I have worked on one core area: the economics of migration. My work emphasizes the importance of understanding selectivity in migration when assessing the consequences of international labor mobility on the sending and receiving regions. In addition, I have worked on topics such as immigrant cultural and political integration. 

Additional information is available at:

My personal webpage

My IZA Profile



Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications