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Graduate PhD Students

Current PhD Students

David Angenendt

David Angenendt

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Economics of Innovation, Intellectual Property Rights, Industrial Organization

Supervisor: Vincenzo Denicolò

Working Papers/Publications

  • The Role of Firm Size in Choice and Enforcement of Patent Protection


Anastasia Arabadzhyan

Anastasia Arabadzhyan

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Development, Political Economy, Crime Economics

Supervisor: Paolo Vanin

Ankush Asri

Ankush Asri

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Migration, Internationaltrade, Labor market consequences ofglobalization

Supervisor: Marco Casari (co-supervisors Maria Bigoni and Alireza Naghavi)

Yu Bai

Yu Bai

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Education, Demography, Political Economy

Supervisor: Daniela Iorio

Working Papers/Publications

  • Quantity-Quality Tradeoff and Household Division- Historical Evidence from Northeast China, 1749-1909


Michela Boldrini

Michela Boldrini

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: International Economics, Applied Econometrics

Supervisor: Maria Bigoni

Nicola Brugali

Nicola Brugali

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Crime Economics, Applied Economics

Supervisor: Giovanni Prarolo

Francesca Cassanelli

Francesca Cassanelli

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Health Economics and Applied Microeconometrics

Francesco Clavorà Braulin

Francesco Clavorà Braulin

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Competition Policy, Economics of Privacy

Supervisor: Emilio Calvano

Working Papers/Publications

Marcello Colasante

Marcello Colasante

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Quantitative Finance, Risk Management, Portfolio Management

Supervisor: Massimiliano Marzo

Working Papers/Publications

Giacomo Danda

Giacomo Danda

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Applied Microeconometrics, Health Economics, Labor Economics

Supervisor: Gianluca Fiorentini

Jan Essink

Jan Essink

PhD Student since 2017 (curriculum Law and Economics - EDLE)

Research Interests: Economics of crime, economics of immigration, policy evaluation

Short Bio
Jan holds a MSc degree Economics and Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a LLM degree from Ghent University (specializing in Law & Economics).  In the past he has been a visiting research scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

Milenko Fadic

Milenko Fadic

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Development Economics, Economics of Corruption

Supervisor: Lucio Picci

Chiara Natalie Focacci

Chiara Natalie Focacci

PhD Student since 2017 (curriculum Law and Economics - EDLE)

Research Interests: Labour Market Policies, Labour Law, Economic & Legal History, Policy Evaluation

Supervisor: Giulio Zanella

Working Papers/Publications

Elena Ghibellini

Elena Ghibellini

PhD Student since 2016 (curriculum Law and Economics - EDLE)

Research Interests: Banking and financial regulation, Competition and state aid policy, Law and economics

Supervisor: Marco Lamandini

Nektaria Glynia

Nektaria Glynia

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Applied Microeconometrics, Labor Economics, Economics of Gender

Andrea Greppi

Andrea Greppi

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: International economics and trade, macroeconomics and political economy

Gemelee Hirang

Gemelee Hirang

PhD Student since 2015 (curriculum Law and Economics - EDLE)

Research Interests: Trade Law, Corporate Law, Development Economics

Supervisor: Emanuela Carbonara

Working Papers/Publications

  • Non-Tariff Barriers and Regional Integration: the strengths and weaknesses of the ASEAN Economic Blueprint
Peter Karlstroem

Peter Karlstroem

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Macroeconomics

Supervisor: Gabriella Chiesa

Pak Hung Patrick Lam

Pak Hung Patrick Lam

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Development, International Economics, Regulation and Competition Policy, Political Economy

Working Papers/Publications

  • “The Impact of the Economic Liberalization on Grain Production in China. A Working Paper.” (2016). 
  • “Quantity-Quality Trade-off and Household Division - Historical Evidence from Northeast China, 1749-1909. A Working Paper.” (2016). (With Bai Yuy and Li Yanjun)
Gianandrea Lanzara

Gianandrea Lanzara

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Labour Economics, Urban Economics, Applied Econometrics

Supervisor: Gaetano Minerva

Working Papers/Publications

Alexander Lehner

Alexander Lehner

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Long-term Macroeconomics, Spatial Economics

Supervisor: Matteo Cervellati

Yanjun Li

Yanjun Li

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Policy evaluation, Public economics, population economics, Economic History

Supervisor: Paolo Masella

Elena Lucchese

Elena Lucchese

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Micro-Econometrics, Health Economics, Economics of Education

Supervisor: Margherita Fort and Matteo Lippi Bruni

Visiting scholar at Stanford University (CA): 
healthpolicy.fsi.stanford.edu/people/elena-lucchese

Awards

Young Researcher Best Paper Award (2016) from the Italian Health Economics Association (AIES)

Marco Magnani

Marco Magnani

PhD Student since 2013

Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Information Economics, Applied Economic Theory

Supervisor: Vincenzo Denicolò

Working Papers/Publications

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Alessia Marrazzo

Alessia Marrazzo

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Competition policy and Regulation, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics

Supervisor: Vincenzo Denicolò

Working Papers/Publications

  • Argentesi, E., Buccirossi, P., Cervone, R., Duso, T., & Marrazzo, A. (2016). The effect of retail mergers on prices and variety: An ex-post evaluation (No. 225). DICE Discussion Paper.
Antonio Marsi

Antonio Marsi

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Macroeconomics and Finance

Supervisor: Gabriella Chiesa

Giorgio Monti

Giorgio Monti

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Microeconometrics, Political Economics, Crime Economics

Supervisor: Paolo Vanin

Graziano Moramarco

Graziano Moramarco

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Finance, International Economics

Supervisor: Roberto Golinelli and Paolo Manasse

Working Papers/Publications

  • “Global Economy, Sovereign Spreads and Public Debt in the Euro Area: a GVAR Approach” (joint with
    M. Barbanti Brodano and F. Cocco), Prometeia Working Paper 2014-05.
Selin Efsan Nas Ozen

Selin Efsan Nas Ozen

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Field Experiment, Microeconometrics

Supervisor: Maria Bigoni

Angelina Nazarova

Angelina Nazarova

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Development Economics, Macroeconomics, International Economics

Norhan Ossama S. H.

Norhan Ossama S. H.

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Industrial Organization, Development Economics

Supervisor: Giacomo Calzolari

Marta M. Paczos

Marta M. Paczos

PhD Student since 2012

Research Interests: International Macroeconomics, Financial Frictions in Macroeconomics

Supervisor: Paolo Manasse

Working Papers/Publications

  • Financial Reforms and Capital Flows. Empirical Approach.
Robson Tigre

Robson Tigre

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Applied microeconometrics; Local development and welfare; Local politics and governance

Supervisor: Paolo Masella

Working Papers/Publications

  • “Effects of Political Alignment Between Government Branches”, with V. Cavalcanti, F. Rezende, and B. Sampaio. Work in progress, January 2017.
  • "Educated candidates and high-quality politicians”, Work in progress, June 2016.
  • “Ambient Light and Homicides”, with W. Toro and B. Sampaio. Working paper, 2016. [Draft]
  • “The impact of commuting time on youth’s school performance”, with B. Sampaio and T. Menezes. Journal of Regional Science, 57(1), p. 28-47, 2017. [Pub.] [Draft]
  • “Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design”, with W. Toro and B. Sampaio. Economics Letters, 136, p. 1-4, 2015. [Pub.] [Draft]
  • “Commute duration and health: Empirical evidence from Brazil”, with R. Oliveira, K. Moura, J. Viana and B. Sampaio. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 80, p. 62-75, 2015. [Pub.] [Draft]
  • “Cell-Phones, Distracted Driving, Bans and Fatalities”, with L. Rocco and B. Sampaio. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior, pp. 1319-1329. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2015. [Pub.]
Armando Petrullo

Armando Petrullo

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Econometric forecasts, Economic policy modelling, International macroeconomics, and International trade

Supervisor: Roberto Golinelli

Christoph Michael Pfeufer

Christoph Michael Pfeufer

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Development Economics, International Economics, Political Economy, Applied Microeconometrics

Marco Sacchetta

Marco Sacchetta

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Development and Political Economy

Yuki Takahashi

Yuki Takahashi

PhD Student since 2017

Research Interests: Applied Econometrics, Experimental Economics, Education, Development, Banking

Anh Tran

Anh Tran

PhD Student since 2015

Research Interests: Applied Microeconometrics, Development, Mechanism Design

Supervisor: Chiara Monfardini

Working Papers/Publications

  • Contractual decisions and productivity under reverse share tenancy


Emine Kübra Usta

Emine Kübra Usta

PhD Student since 2016

Research Interests: Development Economics, Population and Family Economics, Labor Economics

Supervisor: Margherita Fort

Liam Wells

Liam Wells

PhD Student since 2017 (curriculum Law and Economics - EDLE)

Research Interests: Environmental Law and Economics; Public Law and Economics

Supervisor: Michael Faure and Elena Reznichenko (Rotterdam Institute of Law and Economics)

Short bio
Liam holds a BA degree in law from Merton College, University of Oxford and an LLM degree (with distinction) from Erasmus University Rotterdam. He trained as a lawyer in England and undertook Pupillage in public and administrative law. 

Paolo Zanghieri

Paolo Zanghieri

PhD Student since 2014

Research Interests: Insurance Economics, Applied Economics

Short Bio:
Paolo Zanghieri holds a B.A in Political Science from the University of Bologna and a M.Sc in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). He has worked for over 15 years as macroeconomist and insurance analyst in the public and private sector.

Supervisor: Paolo Vanin