My research focuses on business and social networks in development economics, at their intersections with public policy interventions and state institutions (courts, tax authority). I am working on firm network formation and network change, and information sharing through networks, as well as judicial efficiency for formal dispute resolution, and firm's supply-chain networks and tax compliance.
I bring together expertise in various empirical methods - network analysis, design of RCTs, non-experimental approaches - with strong experience in generating and working with a broad range of data sources, from original field surveys to large administrative datasets.
I am currently a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Economics and Finance (CSEF) and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. I have worked for the World Bank in Washington, DC and consult for the World Bank and the European Commission on impact evaluation research.
mattea.stein at psemail.eu