MARA P. SQUICCIARINI
I am an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, Department of Economics. During the academic year 2022-23, I am visiting Harvard University.
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."
Economic History, Economic Growth and Development, Applied Microeconomics
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
“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)
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.
“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.
“The Balance of Brains: Corruption and High Skilled Migration” (with A. Ariu). EMBO Reports, 2013, 14: 502-504.
“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.
“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
"The Spatial Drivers of Discrimination: Evidence From Anti-Muslim Fake News in India" (with Abraham S., G. Lanzara, S. Lazzaroni, and P. Masella) Revisions requested by Journal of Urban Economics
“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
“Knowledge Elites and Modernization: Evidence from Revolutionary France” (with N. Voigtländer). NBER WP 22779
20616 - Economics and Politics (2018-19 / 2019-20)
30466 - Culture, Institutions, and Development (2019-20 / 2020-21)
30065 - Microeconomia (2017-18)