November 2020 - Gruyères (Switzerland)
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at the Institute of Economics and Econometrics (IEE-GSEM) at the University of Geneva and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) and the Barcelona School of Economics (BSE).
My main research interests are Political and Labor Economics. My work on Political Economy focuses on contract enforcement institutions and organized crime. I study the consequences of ineffective civil tribunals on the presence of organized crime, new measures of organized crime activities, and their persistence over time. I also study Labor and Education Economics, particularly the effect of the college major choice on labor market outcomes in the context of multiple unordered choices.
I am co-founder of Rare Voices in Economics, an association that implements strategies to break self-perpetuating mechanisms that inhibit diversity and inclusion in the economic profession.
with Ghinetti P., Moriconi S., Naguib C., Pellizzari M.
[Project financed by the Swiss National Research Fund]
with Naguib C., Pellizzari M.
The award releases its beneficiaries from teaching duties for one semester by financing a replacement.
Mentor: Professor Deborah Madsen
Instructors: Giovanni Ferro-Luzzi; Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti; Frédéric Robert-Nicoud
Instructor: Federica Sbergami
Instructor: Nicolas Maystre
Instructors: Giovanni Ferro-Luzzi; Jérémy Laurent-Lucchetti
During the Fall Semester of 2020, I founded the IEE Ph.D. Mentoring Program. Motivated by the negative shock COVID had on our community, I wanted to create opportunities for new Ph.D. students to meet their seniors. I am currently running the program with Kyungbo Han. I am also an active mentor.
Mentees: [2020-21] Felipe Fausto; [2022-23] Cecilia Carvalho.
I am co-founder and co-president of Rare Voices in Economics (former Women in Economics Léman), a joint initiative by Ph.D. students at the Graduate Institute Geneva, the University of Geneva, the University of Lausanne, and EPFL since 2019.
We are Ph.D. students in Economics, some of us are “rare voices*”, and others are not. We all believe that our profession could do better both in terms of individual experience and productivity via better allocation of talents. Creating a safe space for diverse voices to express themselves can benefit everybody. Our mission is to keep this discussion open and advocate for change at the institutional level.
[2019-present] Co-founder and co-president
 With Alice Antunes and Laura Minu Nowzohour:
We organized the Spring and Fall Workshop Series :
We launched the 1st edition of the Mentoring Program - we matched successfully 13 mentors with 20 mentees.
In Spring, I officially registered the association at the University of Geneva (link here).
 With Laura Minu Nowzohour, I co-organize the 1st edition of the Rare Voices in Economics Conference:
- Keynote lectures: Prof. Emmanuelle Auriol (TSE) and Prof. Estefania Santacreu-Vasut (ESSEC Business School);
- 19 participants joined for presentations and poster sessions;
- Roundtable "Pathways for More Inclusive Economics Departments: What Works and What Doesn't" (see below);
- Ice-breaking Session, Discussion & Sharing Session with the theater professional Nathaly Leduc
 I presented the association on the following occasions:
- Equality Committee (GSEM-UniGe)
- [Royal Economic Society Annual Conference] Networking session: Working on Diversifying Economics? Session organized by Prof. Stefania Paredes Fuentes (Warwick)
- [Study Center Gerzensee] Introduction session for the first year Ph.D. students at the
Swiss Program for Beginning Doctoral Students in Economics (with Laura Minu Nowzohour)
With Pritam Saha (UniGe), Wenxia Tang (UniL), and Viktória Vidaházy (IHEID), we are running the 3rd edition of the Mentoring Program (19 mentors and 22 mentees). I am following the collaboration with the Royal Economic Society to train our mentors with their program "Consciously Inclusive Mentoring".
I am supporting the Communication Team for our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.
With the RViE Steering Committee, we are collecting resources about #EconMeToo movement. We are actively engaged in keeping a direct communication channel with our departments about the topic.
In September 2021, with Laura Minu Nowzohour, I organized
the first edition of the conference "Rare Voices in Economics".
We designed and moderated the roundtable "Pathways for More Inclusive Economics Departments: What Works and What Doesn't", an interdisciplinary discussion with Professor Emmanuelle Auriol (TSE), Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths University of London, University College London and LSE) and Professor Estefania Santacreu-Vasut (ESSEC Business School).
Full video, photo gallery and blog post here.
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