Hi! Welcome to my website.
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College, Dublin.
My research interests center on political economy and applied microeconomics.
I am specifically interested in distortions and inefficiencies that impede the correct functioning of democratic and economic systems. I focus on two important phenomena: organised crime and media bias.
I try to tackle questions such as: What is the impact of organised crime and civil conflict on the provision of public goods and on the allocation of public resources? How strongly can media affect public opinions? Answering to these fundamental questions is not trivial. As a result, my work uses innovative data sources and leverages a variety of statistical methods and quasi-experimental research designs for the identification of causal relationships.