Curriculum Vitae













Department of Economics

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

7491 Trondheim, Norway

Primary email:

Phone: +47 935 91654

Associate Professor, NTNU, September 2017 - present
Visiting Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, September 2017 - present 

Ph.D. in Economics, October 2011 - Rutgers University , USA

M.Sc. in Economics, September 2006 - Warwick University, UK                                

B.Sc. in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences - Bocconi University, Italy

Labor Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, Economic History, Migration.

South-South Migration and the Labor Market: Evidence from South Africa, with A. M. Mayda, M. Mendola, and G. Facchini, forthcoming Journal of Economic Geography 2018.

The Economic Payoff of Name Americanizationwith C. Giulietti and Z. Siddique, Journal of Labor Economics, 2017, 35 (4), 1089-1116.

Recovering the Counterfactual Wage Distribution with Selective Return Migration, Labour Economics, 2016, 38(1), 59-80.

Sibling Influence on the Human Capital of the Left Behindwith C. Giulietti and K. F. Zimmermann. Journal of Human Capital, 2015, 9(4), 403-438.

Eastern Partnership Migrants in Germany: Outcomes, Potentials and Challenges, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 2014, 3:7. 

Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training, with W. EichhorstC. GiuliettiM. J. KendziaA. MuravyevJ. Pieters, N. Rodriguez-PlanasR. Schmidl K. F. ZimmermannFoundations and Trends in Microeconomics, 2013, 9 (1-2), 1-157. 

The Labor Demand was Downward Sloping: Disentangling Migrants' Inflows and Outflows, 1929-1957, Economics Letters, 2013, 118(3), 531-534.

The Gain from the Drain: Skill-Biased Migration and Global Welfarewith B. Elsner, M. Burzynski, and J. Machado, IZA DP 10275, October 2016

Let's be Selectvie about Migrant Self-Selectionwith B. Elsner, IZA DP 7865, December 2013.

Fifty years of Compositional Changes in U.S. Out-Migration, 1908-1957. IZA DP 7258, February 2013.

Research Output Prize, runner-up, awarded by the University of Reading in recognition of excellent research work, 2017.
2020 Research Fellowship awarded by the University of Reading to twenty faculty members for production of internationally excellent research output, 2016. 
Dean's Research Award, Graduate School of New Brunswick, 2011

Bevier Dissertaton Fellowship, Graduate School of New Brunswick, 2010

Graduate School Teaching Assistanship, 2007-2010

Graduate Fellowship, 2006

Visiting Scholar, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China, March 2017 - April 2017.

Visiting Researcher, School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University, Beijing, China, March, 2012 - April, 2012.\\

Visiting Researcher, Institute for Education and Social Policy, New York University, 2008 - 2009

Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 2007 - 2011

Researcher, GDN/Ippr, 2009

Instructor, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 2007 - 2011

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, 2007 - 2011