Development Economics, Labor Economics, Political Economy
I study market imperfections and their impact on the productivity and efficiency of organizations, focusing primarily on firms and labor markets in low-income countries.
Published and Forthcoming Papers
Input Allocation, Workforce Management and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Personnel Data (with Miguel A. Martinez Carrasco ), The Review of Economic Studies 85(4), 2018, 1937-1970.
Ethnicity and Violence During Democratic Transitions: Evidence from South Africa (with Giorgio Chiovelli), Journal of the European Economic Association 16(4), 2018, 1234-1280.
Making Do with What You Have: Conflict, Input Misallocation and Firm Performance (with Michele Di Maio), The Economic Journal 128(615), 2018, 2559-2612.
Crime Protection Investment Spillovers: Theory and Evidence from the City of Buenos Aires, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 159, 2019, 626-649.
Agricultural Comparative Advantage and Legislators' Support for Trade Agreements (with Leonardo Baccini, Giorgio Chiovelli and Michele Di Maio), Journal of Politics, accepted.
Work in Progress
Workplace Incentives and Organizational Learning (with Miguel A. Martinez Carrasco)
Labor Market Power in Developing Countries: Evidence from Colombian Plants (with Nicolás de Roux)
Working in Export Manufacturing: A Blessing or a Curse? (with Andreas Menzel) [pdf]
The Effect of the Italian Support System for Refugees and Asylum Seekers on the Local Economy (with Angelo Martelli and Claire Paoli) [pdf]
Trade Restrictions Lead to Lower Wages and More Violence (with Michele Di Maio) [pdf]
Pay Out Emergency Benefits or Subsidize Wages, March 2020, Montreal Gazette [link]
How conflict disrupts the economy: New evidence from the West Bank and Gaza (with Michele Di Maio), December 2018, voxeu.org [link]
Se i Rifugiati Danno Posti di Lavoro agli Italiani (with Angelo Martelli and Claire Paoli), October 2018, lavoce.info [link]
Feedback rating to decrease bribery: Evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic (with Jieun Choi, Giacomo De Giorgi and Aminur Rahman), July 2018, voxdev.org [link]
Il Ventennio Boom del Divario Generazionale (with Angelo Martelli), June 2014, linkiesta.it [link]
Firms in Conflict: Adapt or Perish (with Michele Di Maio), May 2014, sipri.org [link]
Percepciones y Realidad sobre el tema de los Delitos en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (with Lucia Freira), February 2013, focoeconomico.org [link]