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I am Associate Professor of economics at Cattolica University in Milan and Executive Director of the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP) at Bocconi University.
My fields of interests are Development Economics, Health Economics and Public Economics. Most of my research focuses on understanding constraints for economic development in Africa, combining traditional empirical/theoretical analysis and randomized field experiments.
I recently got an ERC Starting Grant to investigate the reasons behind the persistence of harmful traditional practices (e.g. child marriage, female genital cutting and breast ironing) and effective policies able to reduce them.

Contact me
Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Department of Economics and Finance, 3th Floor, Office 309
Via Necchi 5, 20123 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02-7234-2449

LEAP, Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies
Bocconi University, 5th Floor, Office B1-08
Via Roentgen 1, 20136 Milan, Italy
Phone: +39 02-5836-5187