I am an economist at the Economics, Statistics and Research Department of the Italian Central Bank.
I am also research affiliate at IZA (Institute for the Study of Labor - Bonn).
My main research interests include labour/public economics and applied econometrics.
Published articles (selected):
Immigration, Jobs and Employment Protection: Evidence from Europe before and during the Great Recession (with G. Peri).
Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 12, Issue 2, pages 432–464, April 2014.
The Labor Market Impact of Immigration in Western Germany in the 1990s. (with G. Ottaviano and G. Peri)
European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 54(4), pages 550-570, May 2010.
Media coverage (selected):
Border follies: Liberalising migration could deliver a huge boost to global output, the Economist, November 17th, 2012.
Immigration reduces inequality, the Economist, December 28th, 2010.
T. Harford "Predict the future? We can’t even say what’s happening now", Financial Times, July 14th, 2010.
D. Randall "Using Google to Predict the Unemployment Rate", Forbes, May 10th, 2010.
A. Kahn "Les immigrés ne menacent pas l'emploi", le Monde, March 20th, 2008.
O. Storbeck "Arbeitsmarkt: Ausländer keine Konkurrenz für Deutsche", Handesblatt, March 17th, 2008.