MARA P. SQUICCIARINI

I am an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Economics.

I am also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Cesifo, and Research Affiliate at the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER)Dondena, LEAP, and LICOS.

I was recently awarded an ERC starting grant on the topic "Education, Diversity, Innovation, and Politics."

 

Research Interests

Economic History, Economic Growth and Development, Applied Microeconomics

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RESEARCH
 

PUBLICATIONS

Economic History, Political Economy, and Development:

"Birth and Migration of Scientists: Does Religiosity Matter? Evidence from 19th-Century France" (with L. Ogliari and G. Lecce). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 2021, 187: 274-28

Devotion and Development: Religiosity, Education, and Economic Progress in 19th-century France” American Economic Review, 2020, 110(11): 3454-3491 (Online Appendix) (Data: AEA openICPSR Repository)

--> Winner of the Young Italian Economist Award 

--> Featured in AEA Research HighlightsLe MondeVoxeu

--> Reply to Kelly (2021)

Human Capital and Industrialization: Evidence from the Age of Enlightenment” (with N. Voigtländer). Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2015, 30(4): 1825-83. (Online Appendix) (Dataset and Stata Code) 

--> Featured in ScienceThe EconomistFinancial TimesVoxeuHarvard Business Review

Food Policy and Migration:

Supply Chains and Economic Development: Insights from the Indian Dairy Sector” (with E. Janssen, J. Swinnen, and A. Vandeplas). Food Policy, 2017, 68: 128-142.

Governance Quality and Net Migration Flows” (with A. Ariu and F. Docquier). Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2016, 60: 238–248.

Food Price Shocks and the Political Economy of Global Agricultural and Development Policy” (with A. Guariso and J. Swinnen). Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2014, 36(3): 387-415.

--> Winner of the Outstanding Journal Article Award.

Global hunger: Food crisis spurs aid for poverty” (with A. Guariso and J. Swinnen). Nature (correspondence), 2013, 501 (7468): 492.

The Balance of Brains: Corruption and High Skilled Migration” (with A. Ariu). EMBO Reports, 2013, 14: 502-504.

Mixed Messages on Prices and Food Security” (with J. Swinnen). Science, 2012, 335(6067): 405- 406.

The Food Crisis, Mass Media and the Political Economy of Policy Analysis and Communication” (with J. Swinnen and T. Vandemoortele). European Review of Agricultural Economics, 2011, 38(3): 409-426.

EDITED BOOK

The Economics of Chocolate (with J. Swinnen). Oxford University Press, 2016.

WORKING PAPERS

Technology Adoption and Productivity Growth: Evidence from Industrialisation in France”  (with R. Juhász and N. Voigtländer) CEPR DP 14970 and NBER WP 27503. Revisions requested by Journal of Political Economy

(Online Appen(dix)

--> Featured in VoxeuUCLA Anderson Review

"Beyond the Mafia: The Legacy of Feudalism and Sicilian Low Social Capital" (with C. Alfonzo)

(Online Appendix)

"The Spatial Drivers of Discrimination: Evidence From Anti-Muslim Fake News in India(with Abraham S., G. Lanzara, S. Lazzaroni, and P. Masella) 

(Online Appendix)

"Religiosity and Science: An Oxymoron? Evidence from the Great Influenza Pandemic" (with E. Berkes, D. Coluccia, and G.G. Dossi --- coming soon

"Massive Contagion and Minorities Discrimination:Evidence from the COVID Outbreak and the Chinese Population" (with G. Lanzara, S. Lazzaroni, and P. Masella) --- coming soon

Away from Home and Back: Coordinating (Remote) Workers in 1800 and 2020”  (with R. Juhász and N. Voigtländer) CEPR DP 15578 and NBER WP 28251

(Dataset and Stata Code)

Knowledge Elites and Modernization: Evidence from Revolutionary France” (with N. Voigtländer). NBER WP 22779

 
TEACHING

Bocconi University

20616 - Economics and Politics (2018-19 / 2019-20)

30313 - Economics of Institutions and Culture (2017-18 / 2018-19 /2019-20 /2020-21)

30466 - Culture, Institutions, and Development (2019-20 / 2020-21)

30065 - Microeconomia (2017-18)

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