I obtained a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University and I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Padova. My research interests lie at the intersection between development economics and political economy, with a particular focus on the economics of migration and on the determinants of conflict. In my work, I combine economic theory, structural econometrics, and experimental methods.
In `Rescue on Stage: Border Enforcement and Public Attention in the Mediterranean', I study border enforcement at the southern borders of the EU. I investigate the conflicting objectives of policy in managing migration flows, and the role of public and media attention in influencing policy decisions. Find here a post about this paper on the World Bank Development Impact Blog.
With coauthors, I ran a randomized controlled trial in the Republic of Guinea, where we evaluate the impact of an information intervention about risk and economic outcomes of migration on migration decisions.
Mail: gcm.battiston [at] gmail.com
Twitter: [at] giac_bat
Department of Economics and Management
Università di Padova
Via del Santo, 22
Padova, 35123, Italy