I am a Fellow by Special Election at Exeter College and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Economics. I am Italian and I grew up in a small city in the green heart of Italy, Umbria. I moved to Milan to begin academic studies and, in May 2019, I completed my PhD in Economics and Finance at the Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth. Before, I studied Economics both in my undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Milan-Bicocca.
My research area is Macroeconomics. I am currently working with Heterogeneous Agents Models that are a perfect tool to study an issue that interests me a lot: inequality. In recent years, this topic has reached the forefront of the public and economic debate. Indeed, during the last decades, many developed countries experienced a surge in income and wealth inequality.
Understanding what drives inequality is not trivial, many causes are at work at the same time. In a recent co-authored paper, we show that a decline in the extent of competition among firms can explain an important part of the observed rise in income inequality in the USA.