Assistant Professor of Economics

Economics, Finance, & Legal Studies

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Research Interests


Ph.D., Economics, The University of Michigan, 2018


Michael J. Moore Dissertation Prize for best paper in applied microeconomics, University of Michigan, 2017

Selected Publications

“​​The Introduction of the Income Tax, Fiscal Capacity, and Migration: Evidence from U.S. States.” (With Mark Dincecco and Ugo Troiano.) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Forthcoming.

“The Long-Run Effects of Oil Wealth on Development: Evidence from Petroleum Geology.” Economic Journal. October 2019.

“Old and Young Politicians.” (With Alberto Alesina and Ugo Troiano.) Economica. October 2019.

“Revenue Persistence and Public Service Delivery.” Working Paper.

“​Government Fragmentation and Economic Growth.” (With Tejaswi Velayudhan.) Working Paper.

“The Economic Legacy of Warfare: Evidence from European Regions.” (With Mark Dincecco and Massimiliano Gaetano Onorato.) Working Paper.