Welcome to my website!
In trying to "be the change I want to see in the world", my professional life evolves around the quest for innovative paths towards a socially, ecologically and economically sustainable future. I completed a PhD in economics, more specifically the economics of migration and cultural identity, at the Paris School of Economics, University Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne under the supervision of Hillel Rapoport.
Currently, I am a research fellow at the Growth Lab at the Center for International Development at Harvard University. Before that, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, working with the team of Alessandro Narduzzo in the creation of the "Observatory on Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship".
My research focuses on the economics of migration and cultural diversity in the context of an increasingly globalized world, using state-of-the-art methods of micro data evaluation. I highly value multidisciplinarity, in that I try to look at the research questions from the angles of different strands of social science, like sociology, psychology and history. You can find out more about my research in the section "research".
Beyond my academic career, I am a passionate mountaineer, preferably accompanied by my animals, and engage in protecting our nature. I flourish in my curiosity for a broad knowledge, constantly eager and open to discover and learn. Language teacher, horse riding instructor, racehorse trainer, entrepreneur, EU delegate are a few of my adventures you can discover in the "personal" section of this website.