Residential Mobility and Unemployment in the UK
(with Alan Manning, LSE) - Labour Economics, vol. 75, April 2022
(with Alan Manning, LSE) - Journal of the European Economics Association, vol. 19(6) (2021), pp. 2929-2957
Diversity and Neighbourhood Satisfaction
(with Alan Manning) Economic Journal, vol. 129 (2019), pp. 3219–3255.
Local agglomeration, entrepreneurship and the 2008 recession: Evidence from Italian industrial districts
(with Giorgio Brunello) Regional Science and Urban Economics, vol. 58 (2016), pp. 104-114.
(with Giorgio Brunello) IZA Journal of Labour Policy, vol. 2 (2013), no. 11
Commuting for Crime (with Tom Kirchmaier, LSE & CBS, and Alan Manning, LSE) CEP DP here - R&R at The Economic Journal
How local is crime? And to what extent economic conditions in the area affect the probability to commit crime?
In this work we analyse those questions using a very detailed administrative data from the Greater Manchester Police Force. This data allows contains information on the location of the crime, which allows us to relate it to local economic conditions, and on the location of the offender. We study the patterns of crime locations and the extent to which offenders ‘commute’ to commit crimes, and how the two are affected by local economic conditions.
Income and the Desire to Migrate (with Alan Manning, LSE) CEP DP here
We focus on understanding the role of both personal and aggregate income in shaping the demand for migration. We use data that is arguably close to reflecting the desires of migrants. Gallup World Poll (GWP) asks people whether they would like to move permanently to another country and, if so, which specific country that is. This will allow us to analyse the impact of income on both the willingness to migrate and on the indication of a preferred destination.
Accessing the top. High ranked universities and students' performance.
I study the impact of increased incentives to universities expansion in England on students’ academic performance. In 2012/13 and 2013/14 Students Number Controls (SNC) were modified, allowing universities to expand and potentially increasing the competition to attract new students. From the students’ point of view, the reform produced an exogenous increase in the probability of accessing high ranked institutions for the groups at the margin of the reforms. I use this exogenous variation to analyse the impact of an increased accessibility to high ranked (Russell Group) universities on students’ academic outcomes. I find that the probability of interrupting the course of initial enrolment increases for the students who got into a Russell group institution due to the SNC reform.
Work in Progress
Spatial and Social Mobility (with Pawel Bukowski, LSE)
Spatial Returns to Education (with Pawel Bukowski, LSE, and Guglielmo Ventura, UCL & LSE)
Covid-19 and mismatch in UK Universities (with Gill Wyness, UCL; Jo Blanden, Surrey; Lindsey Macmillan, UCL; Stuart Campbell, UCL)
Trends in Violent Crimes in the UK (with Mirko Draca, Warwick)
Law, order ad austerity: Police numbers and crime in the 2010s
Advantage, The Magazine of CAGE Research Centre, Summer 2020
COVID-19 and Higher Education: some of the effects on students and institutions and how to alleviate them
LSE British Politics and Policy Blog, May 2020
Residential mobility in UK: how distance and local economic conditions drive residential choices
(with Alan Manning) LSE British Politics and Policy Blog, August 2019
What local socio-economic conditions can tell us about the patterns of support in Italy’s election
LSE European Politics and Policy blog (EUROPP), March 2018
(with Alan Manning) CentrePiece CEPCP 479 (Previous version in LSE British Politics and Policy Blog also reported by Newsweek)
Formazione, Capitale Umano e Politiche Pubbliche
(with Giorgio Brunello) in Evoluzione e Riforma dell'Intervento Pubblico. Scritti in Onore di Gilberto Muraro, Giappicchelli, Torino (2013)
Italian Industrial Districts and the 2008 Recession
(with Giorgio Brunello) In: Belussi F., Hervas-Oliver JL. (eds) Agglomeration and Firm Performance. Advances in Spatial Science (The Regional Science Series). Springer, Cham