Born December 1st, 1968. Degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi (1993). PhD in Economics, Harvard University (1999).
Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics. Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and of the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER).Member of the European Development Research Network (EUDN). Degree Director of the Bachelor of Economics and Social Sciences.
Development economics. Public economics. Political economics.
"Descent Rules and Strategic Transfers. Evidence from Matrilineal Groups in Ghana", Journal of Development Economics, 2006, forthcoming; "Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance" (with A. Alesina), Journal of Economic Literature, 2005; "Preferences for Redistribution in the Land of Opportunities" (with A. Alesina), Journal of Public Economics, 2005 ; "Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana", in American Economic Review, 2003; "Inequality and Group Participation: Theory and Evidence from Rural Tanzania", in Journal of Public Economics, 2002; "Who Trusts Others?" (with A. Alesina), in Journal of Public Economics, 2002; "Self-Help Groups and Income Generation in the Informal Settlements of Nairobi", in Journal of African Economies, 2002;"Political Competition in Weak States" (with R.H. Bates), in Economics and Politics, 2001; "Participation in Heterogeneous Communities" (with A. Alesina), in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000.