with Lorenzo Spadavecchia, 2022 - Submitted
Idea. A restrictive immigration policy increases labor supply in the country sending migrants. This triggers incentive to decrease capital investment and switch to labor.
Idea. Frequency and dispersion of durable goods price changes are positively correlated. In an (S,s) model which replicates this fact durable goods increase the effectiveness of monetary policy.
Selected Work in Progress
Religiosity and Science: An Oxymoron? Evidence from the Spanish Flu
Idea. Religion and innovation are viewed as opposing forces. We exploit variation induced by the Influenza Pandemic to study their joint dynamics in the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Return Innovation: Evidence from the English Migration to the United States, 1850-1940
with Gaia Dossi, 2022
Idea. New evidence that innovation dynamics of countries sending migrants depend on where emigrants settle. Return migration is key, but information diffusion across borders is also crucial.
Racial Discrimination and Innovation: Evidence from US Inventors, 1895-1925
with Sebastian Ottinger, 2022