Research interests

Development economics, conflict, migration, industrial policy, international trade


My research papers are available at 

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Working Papers

Weather shocks affect trade policy: Evidence from PTAs (with Francesco Amodio, Leonardo Baccini, and Giorgio Chiovelli) R&R American Journal of Agricultural Economics

News sentiment in destination countries and migration choices: Evidence from Libya (with Nelly Elmallakh and Valerio Leone Sciabolazza) [PDF] [submitted]

Global labor market power (with Francesco Amodio, Emanuele Brancati, Peter Brummund, and Nicolás de Roux). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 18828, IZA DP No. 16823 [PDF]

The labor market power of exporters: Evidence from Latin American countries (with Francesco Amodio, Emanuele Brancati, and Nicolás de Roux)

Conflict and firms’ performance: A global view (with Emanuele Brancati, Roberta Gatti, and Asif Islam)

Faraway, So Close: The impact of the Russia-Ukraine War on political violence in Asian countries (with Patricia Justino, Valerio Leone Sciabolazza, and Cecilia Nardi)

Permanent Working Papers

Product market competition and the labour market: Evidence from South Africa (with Francesco Amodio, Yifan Li, and Patrizio Piraino). WIDER WP 2020/39 [PDF]

Heterogeneous entrepreneurs, government quality, and the effectiveness of industrial policy (with Giorgio Fabbri and Vincenzo Lombardo)

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