I am a researcher at Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) and affiliated at Ghent University (Belgium), IZA (Germany) and GLO (the Netherlands).
My research interests are Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics with a focus on Causal Analysis and Machine Learning methods. My papers have been published in Labour Economics, Economics Letters and Empirical Economics (Forthcoming). In December 2015, I completed a joint PhD programme at DEFAP Graduate School of Milan (Italy) and Ghent University (Belgium) under the supervisor of Prof. L. Cappellari and Prof. B. Cockx. Prof. M. Lechner (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. M. Leonardi (University of Milan) were part of my doctoral examination committee.
In 2017 I won a research grant (CORE-junior) as principal investigator of 468,000 euros funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR). In 2016 I was awarded the VisitINPS Fellowship at the research department of the Italian Social Security Institute (INPS) and the prize for the best PhD thesis for the academic years 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 from AISSEC (Italian Association for the Analysis of Comparative Economic Systems).