ABOUT

I am Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at Cattolica University and Executive Director and co-Founder of LEAP, the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies at Bocconi University.

Previously, I was assistant professor at Queen Mary University and post-doctoral researcher at University College London.

Most of my research focuses on understanding constraints for economic development in low income countries, combining empirical/theoretical analysis and randomized field experiments.

I recently got an ERC Starting Grant to study harmful traditional practices in Africa (e.g. child marriage, female genital cutting and breast-ironing) and how to design effective policies to reduce their prevalence.