Maurizio Malpede

I joined Bocconi University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the GREEN Centre for Geography, Resources and the Environment in January 2020. I am also a Visiting Junior Researcher at the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP, Bocconi University). I hold a PhD in Economics jointly awarded by Cattolica University and Bicocca University, Milan.

My PhD Thesis "Three Essays on Technological Progress and Economic Growth" has been awarded the 2020 EAERE Best European Doctoral Dissertation in Environmental and Resource Economics.

One strand of my research focuses on the roots of historical development and on the economic effects of climate and resource extraction in Sub Saharan Africa. In addition, I currently study how the gradual expansion of land aridification and desertification, accelerated by climate change, affects the socio-economic growth of different areas in the world.

Previously, I was Junior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), in Milan, Italy.

I also enjoy explaining basic economic principles to an interested audience, yet not familiar with economics. If you are an italian speaker please take a look at

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