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.
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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
- (2019) Taking the skill bias out of global migration. Journal of Development Economics.
- (2018) South-South migration and the labor market: evidence from South Africa. Journal of Economic Geography. vol. 18 (4).
- (2017) The Economic Payoff of Name Americanization. Journal of Labor Economics. vol. 35 (4).
- (2016) Recovering the Counterfactual Wage Distribution with Selective Return Migration. Labour Economics. vol. 38 (1).
- (2015) Sibling Influence on the Human Capital of the Left Behind. Journal of Human Capital. vol. 9 (4).
- (2014) Eastern Partnership Migrants in Germany: Outcomes, Potentials and Challenges. IZA Journal of European Labor Studies. vol. 3 (7).
- (2013) The Labor Demand was Downward Sloping: Disentangling Migrants’ Inflows and Out- flows, 1929-1957,. Economics Letters. vol. 118 (3).
- (2013) Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics. vol. 9 (1-2).