Working Papers

Can cultural differences explain heterogeneity in financial precautionary behavior? We study if culture affects portfolio choice via …

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

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

Work in Progress

Can differences in US state tax policies lead to differences in state fiscal multipliers? This paper argues the answer is yes. My …

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 …


Teaching Assistance

2016 – 2017

European University Institute (Florence)

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

Links & Materials



Great git tool


Fresh and fast

Julia Course

Introductory class on scientific programming with Julia


My favorite Julia IDE

Primer on Local Solution Methods

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


The Julia implementation of the powerful scikit-learn Python library

Stata for Programmers

A guide helping users of numerical computing languages to master Stata

Wouter den Haan's Summer Courses

Essential and Advanced Tools to Work with Modern Macro Models


Zurich Initiative on Computational Economics


A great place to ask questions on Machine Learning


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