I am an Assistant Professor at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, and a research associate at AXES and CAGE.

I am an applied economist interested predominantly in political and public economics research questions from an empirical and historical perspective. My Research revolves around 4 main aspects: 1) state building, i.e. the process through which a country is capable to build a state and fiscal capacity; 2) inter-ethic tensions and their impact on state building processes; 3) manipulation of political values and collective memories and its effects on a polity; 4) school capacity, i.e. the capacity of a school to provide essential infrastructure and services to promote an efficient learning process.

Here you can find information on my Research, Teaching, or download my CV. 

News: The Workshop on Political Economy of Development has been cancelled