Leap Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies

People

Eliana La Ferrara
Scientific Director
Eliana La Ferrara is the Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University. She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. Her research is in development economics, with a particular focus on ethnicity, social norms, institutions and the media.
Lucia Corno
Executive Director
Lucia Corno is Assistant Professor at Catholic University, Milan. She received her PhD in Economics from Bocconi. Her research is in development economics with a focus on the role of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, social norms and ethnic diversity. Lucia was the PI of an innovative data collection among homeless people and collaborated with the World Bank on randomized control trials in Lesotho.
Michela Carlana
Affiliate
Michela Carlana is Assistant Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge (USA). She received her PhD in Economics from Bocconi University in 2018 and she was a PODER research fellow at IIES (Stockholm University) in 2016-17. Her research is in labor and development economics with a focus on immigration and gender issues. Michela examines the role of teacher stereotypes in affecting performance and educational choices of students.
Pamela Giustinelli
Affiliate
Pamela Giustinelli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics of Bocconi University. She is interested in modeling, empirical, and counterfactual policy analysis of individual and multilateral decision making under uncertainty-ambiguity, especially as it applies to the family and human capital contexts. She is also interested in survey methodology, particularly as it relates to this line of research.
Joseph-Simon Goerlach
Affiliate
Joseph-Simon Goerlach joined the Department of Economics at Bocconi as an Assistant Professor after receiving a PhD from University College London in 2016. His current research is on international migration, with a focus on dynamic aspects related to migration duration and how this affects economic choices migrants make.
Selim Gulesci
Affiliate
Selim Gulesci is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Bocconi. He received his PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics in 2011. His research is in development economics, with a focus on credit, education and gender. He has collaborated with BRAC on impact evaluations in Bangladesh, Uganda and Tanzania and worked on the effects of compulsory schooling in Turkey.
Thomas Le Barbanchon
Affiliate
Thomas Le Barbanchon received a PhD in Economics from Ecole Polytechnique in 2012. He joined Bocconi University as an Assistant professor in the department of economics in 2015. Prior to this, he was a post-doc fellow at CREST from 2012 to 2015, and visited the department of economics at Harvard University during this period. Before 2012, he worked as an economist at the French Statistical Institute and at the Ministry of Labor. He is currently affiliated to IGIER and to the J-PAL.
Nicola Limodio
Affiliate

Nicola Limodio is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Bocconi University and received his PhD in Economics from LSE in Summer 2017. In spring 2018, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Economics Department and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University. Nicola’s research focuses on banking, corporate finance and development economics.


Sara Lowes
Affiliate
Sara Lowes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University. She received her PhD in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University in 2017. Her research examines the cultural and institutional determinants of development. She has several ongoing research projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya.
Paolo Pinotti
Affiliate
Paolo Pinotti is Associate Professor in Economics at Bocconi, the Coordinator of the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation, the director of the research unit CLEAN in BAFFI-CAREFIN, and a Researcher at DONDENA. He has published several articles in international journals such as RESTAT, JEEA, EJ, and AEJ:AE. In 2016 he received the AEJ Best Paper Award from the American Economic Association.
Mara Squicciarini
Affiliate
Mara Squicciarini is an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Bocconi. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Leuven and she was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Northwestern University and Visiting Researcher at Stanford University and at UCLA. Her research focuses on economic history and development economics, and uses historical data to study the cultural and institutional determinants of long-term economic growth.
Diego Ubfal
Affiliate
Diego Ubfal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi. He currently works on entrepreneurship, financial access and attitudes towards immigrants. He has designed randomized control trials in Africa and Latin America. His teaching focuses on Program Evaluation and Development Economics. He received his PhD from UCLA.
Fernando Vega-Redondo
Affiliate
Fernando Vega-Redondo is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University. He has also taught at the Universities of Alicante (Spain), Pompeu Fabra (Spain), Essex (UK), Cornell (USA), and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). He is the author of several books including the Complex Economic Networks (2006), Economics and the Theory of Games (2003), and Evolution, Games, and Economic Behavior (1996).

Staff

Chiara Monetti
Administrative Officer
Chiara received a Master’s Degree in Foreign Languages for International Relations from Università Cattolica in Milan, where she graduated in English and Russian Languages. Prior to arriving at Bocconi, she worked as International Coordinator for the WIN network (Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research, previously WIN/Gallup International) dealing with administrative aspects, project and event management.

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