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I am Senior Assistant Professor of Economics (RTD-B) at the Department of Economics and Statistics (DISES) of the University of Naples Federico II and Research Fellow at the Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF).

I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Essex in 2014.

My research mainly focuses on Development Economics, Labor Economics, and Political Economy.

Contacts:

Department of Economics and Statistics 
University of Naples Federico II 
Via Cintia Monte S. Angelo, 80126 Napoli, Italy
Tel: +39 081 675358 - Fax: +39 081 675040 (CSEF)
E-mail: r.nistico@gmail.com; roberto.nistico@unina.it

Short Bio

Academic Positions:

2018- Senior Assistant Professor (RTD-B), Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II

2016-2018 Assistant Professor (RTD-A), Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Naples Federico II

2013-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, CSEF and University of Naples Federico II

Education:

2014 PhD in Economics, University of Essex, UK

2008 Master in Economics and Finance (MEF), University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Recent Awards and Grants:

2018 Italian National Scientific Qualification as associate professor of Economics (13/A1) and Economic Policy (13/A2)

2018 Research grant, ANVUR, co-investigator

2017 Etta Chiuri Prize, Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP)


My full CV

Research

Journal articles:

Education is forbidden: the effect of the Boko Haram conflict on education in North-East Nigeria (with E. Bertoni, M. Di Maio and V. Molini), Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming

The effects of conflict on fertility: evidence from the genocide in Rwanda (with T. Brück, M. Di Maio and K. Kraehnert), Demography, forthcoming

Global arms trade and oil dependence (with V. Bove and C. Deiana), The Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, 2018, 34 (2): 272-299

[Featured in: The Conversation, The Independent, The Wire, Money Week, Blogos]

The effect of PhD funding on post-degree research career and publication productivity, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2018, 80 (5): 931-950

Coups d'état and defense spending: a counterfactual analysis (with V. Bove), Public Choice, 2014, 161 (3-4): 321-344 [Online appendix]

Military in politics and budgetary allocations (with V. Bove), Journal of Comparative Economics, 2014, 42 (4): 1065-1078


Research papers:

The effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: evidence from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (with M. Di Maio), R&R at Journal of Development Economics

[Winner of the 2017 Etta Chiuri Prize awarded by the Italian Society of Public Economics (SIEP) for the best unpublished paper written by authors under 40]

Rank concerns, peer effects, and ability tracking in university. Evidence from a randomized experiment (with M. Bertoni), submitted

The economics behind the epidemic: Afghan opium price and prescription opioids in the US (with C. Deiana and L. Giua), in progress


My other research pages: CSEF, IDEAS, Google Scholar, ResearchGate

Teaching

Teaching experience:

2018- Labor Economics (BA level), University of Naples Federico II, Lecturer

2018- Economics of Conflict (PhD level), University of Naples Federico II, Co-lecturer

2018- Macroeconomics I (MSc level), MEF, University of Naples Federico II, Teaching Fellow

2017-2018 Macroeconomics (BA level), Air Force Academy, Pozzuoli, Naples, Lecturer

2016-2017 Macroeconomics (BA level), University of Naples Federico II, Lecturer

2013-2015 Macroeconomics (BA level), University of Naples Federico II, Teaching fellow

2011-2012 Introduction to Quantitative Economics (BA level), University of Essex, Teaching Assistant

2010-2013 Macroeconomics (BA level), University of Essex, Teaching Assistant

2008-2009 Macroeconomics (BA level), University of Naples Federico II, Teaching Assistant


My teaching page: docenti.unina