Applied Microeconomics Group
Our research group fosters interactions among IGIER scholars working in development economics, economic history, health economics, industrial organization, labor economics, microeconometrics, and political economics.
What we study
- conflict, ethnic fractionalization, the role of media, microcredit, human trafficking, land reforms, and policy experiments to evaluate the impact of incentive programs on educational outcomes;
- Jewish economic history, marriage markets in comparative perspective, the economic consequences of plagues in the medieval and early modern periods;
- business groups, regulation and antitrust, energy markets, economics of crime, interactions among economic changes and health outcomes;
- labor markets, immigration in Europe, human capital, tax reforms, pensions and social security systems;
- the role of politicians, the political economy of the welfare state and structural reforms, social capital and culture, social norms, and political institutions.