Courses a.y. 2023/2024

Biographical note

I work on topics in labor economics and political economy. I received my PhD in Economics from University College London, and an undergraduate degree in International Economics from the University of Tübingen. I am a research affiliate at BIDSA, CEPR, CReAM, IGIER, IZA and LEAP.


"The Dynamics of Return Migration, Human Capital Accumulation, and Wage Assimilation" (joint work with Jérôme Adda and Christian Dustmann) has been published in the Review of Economic Studies, Volume 89, Issue 6, November 2022, Pages 2841–2871.

"Borrowing Constraints and the Dynamics of Return and Repeat Migration" is forthcoming at the Journal of Labor Economics.

"Terrorism, media coverage and education: Evidence from al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya" (joint work with Marco Alfano) is forthcoming at the Journal of the European Economic Association

Research interests

My research interests include labor economics, political economy, development and macroeconomics. One focus of my research is on geographic mobility, migration duration, and migrants’ assimilation and investment decisions. Some of my current work spans from the political economy of European Union legislation, over macroeconomic effects of inner-European migration, to the drivers of emigration from poor countries.