I am an economic Historian at the Department of Social and Political Science, Bocconi University and research affiliate at the Dondena Center and BIDSA. My research focuses on the long run determinants of income and wealth distribution across different world regions.
I am currently working a project on the long run effect of population changes on work relations and income distribution in late medieval and early modern Europe and Middle East.
I am currently also collaborating with international leading archeologists on a project on the global history of wealth inequality, where we investigate the technological and institutional drivers of wealth distribution in ancient times.
Changing social inequality from first farmers to early states in Southeast Asia
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 118 (47), 2021
Plagues, wars, political change, and fiscal capacity: late medieval and Renaissance Siena, 1337–1556
ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, 2021
Comparing ancient inequalities: the challenges of comparability, bias and precision
ANTIQUITY, vol. 93, Issue 370, pp. 853-869, 2019
The farming-inequality nexus: new insights from ancient Western Eurasia
ANTIQUITY, vol. 93, Issue 371, pp. 1129-1143, 2019
Origins of Europe's north-south divide: population changes, real wages and the ‘little divergence’ in early modern Europe
EXPLORATIONS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY, 70: 91-131, 2018
Greater post-Neolithic wealth disparities in Eurasia than in North America and Mesoamerica
Nordic exceptionalism? Social democratic egalitarianism in world-historic perspective
JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, 127: 30-44, 2015