Lavinia Piemontese

Viñales, Cuba, December 2016, Photo taken by me
Photo by my friend and colleague Anna Houstecka

Welcome to my webpage!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. I work under the supervision of Hannes Mueller. I am currently on the job market and I will be available for interviews at the 2018 EEA meeting in Naples and the 2018 SAEe in Madrid.

My primary research interest is in Development Economics using Applied Microeconometric methods. My work focuses on Economics of Organised Crime and Economics of Conflicts.

In my thesis I study the firm response to adverse business environments. In my job market paper I study how the response of firms to mafia infiltrations can generate economic costs.

You can find out more about my research here.

Personal Contact




(+34 ) 655340656


Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Departament d'Economia i d'Historia Economica Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, Edifici B

08193, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain

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