University of Bologna, Italy
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Bologna, Italy
Labor economics, development economics, program evaluation
Assistant Professor, Monash University, Australia (2018–2021)
PhD in Economics, ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2017
“LATE with missing or mismeasured treatment.” Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (2021) (with R. Calvi and A. Lewbel).
“Household responses to cash transfers.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 70 (2022): 625–652 (with B. De Rock and T. Potoms).
“Control of resources, bargaining power and the demand of food: Evidence from PROGRESA.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 161 (2019): 265–286.
“Informational shocks and street-food safety: A field study in urban India.” The Review of Economics and Statistics 103 (2021): 563–579 (with G. Daniele and S. Mookerjee).
“Estimating household resource shares: A shrinkage approach.” Economics Letters 163 (2018): 75–78 (with A. Wolf).
Measuring poverty within the household
Standard poverty measures may drastically understate the problem; the collective household model can helpA key element of anti-poverty policy is the accurate identification of poor individuals. However, measuring poverty at the individual level is difficult since consumption data are typically collected at the household level. Per capita measures based on household-level data ignore both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption. The collective household model offers an alternative and promising framework to estimate poverty at the individual level while accounting for both inequality within the household and economies of scale in consumption.MoreLess