Working Papers

This paper shows that individual beliefs on the effectiveness of formal and informal sources of risk sharing determine financial …

The literature on fiscal federalism usually argues that policies involving income reallocation should be administered by the highest …

Household portfolios differ substantially within and across European economies. While public debates tend to focus on differences in …

Work in Progress

This paper argues that tax and transfer policies of US state governments determine the local economic effects of fiscal stimulus …

This paper calculates the progressivity of taxes and transfers for each of the US states, as well as for the US federal government. We …

In this paper, I study a fiscal federation as a dynamic interregional contract which aims to provide risk sharing against household- …

Is it a coincidence that those members of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) which have experienced episodes of severe fiscal …




Julia code to adjust inconsistences in the ASEC tax filer status

Collection of Matlab files turning spreadsheets into tables and charts

Computing Gini Coefficients with Julia

Winsorizing procedure which respects boundary conditions on the variables’ moments

A guide helping users of numerical computing languages to master Stata

Flattens the Dynare learning curve for students familiar with global solution methods

Matlab function to impute unemployment benefits in US states

Matlab function to export matrices as tex tables

Teaching Assistance

2016 – 2017

European University Institute (Florence)

  • Topics in Fiscal Policy, PhD (Axelle Ferriere, Spring 2017)
  • Macroeconomics II, PhD (Evi Pappa, Spring 2017)
  • Applied Macro and Labor, PhD (Juan Dolado, Spring 2016)
2016 – 2017

New York University (Florence)

  • Money and Banking, BA (Giampiero Gallo, Spring 2017)
  • Money and Banking, BA (Giampiero Gallo, Fall 2016)
2013 – 2014

New York University (New York City)

  • Intermediate Micro, BA (Maharukh Bhiladwalla, Spring 2014)
  • Money and Banking, BA (Maharukh Bhiladwalla, Fall 2013)
  • Macroeconomics, BA (Maharukh Bhiladwalla, Spring 2013)
2013 – 2013

Stern Business School (New York City)

  • Advanced Macroeconomics, MBA (Lars Ljungqvist and Tom Sargent, Fall 2013)


Addressing EU policy challenges using the major developments in dynamic macroeconomic theory of the past three decades.