Associate Professor

DEMM, University of Milan

CEPR, CESifo, Luca d’Agliano and CRENOS



Services' Trade in Africa: Structure and Growth. 
The World Economy, 2023, Vol 00, 1–22. 
Special Issue on "Global Value Chains in Africa"
with Laura Ogliari

Foreign Workers, Product Quality and Trade: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Journal of International Economics, 2022, Vol. 139(C)
Also featured in Faculti

One Way to the Top: How Services Boost the Demand for Goods
Journal of International Economics,  2020, Vol 124.
with F. Mayneris & M. Parenti
Also featured in VOXEU

Interconnections Between Services and Goods Trade at the Firm Level
Journal of International Economics, 2019, Vol 116, 173-188.
with  H. Breinlich, G. Corcos & G. Mion 

Firm Heterogeneity and Aggregate Business Services Exports: Micro Evidence from Belgium, France, Germany and Spain
The World Economy, 2019, Vol. 42(2), 564-589
with E. Biewen, S. Blank, G. Gaulier, M.J. Gonzales, P. Meinen, D. Mirza, C. Martin and P. Tello 

Trade in Services and Occupational Tasks: An Empirical Investigation
The World Economy , 2017, Vol.40(9), 1866-1899 
with  G. Mion
Also featured in  VOXEU

Crisis-Proof Services: Why Trade In Services Did Not Suffer During the 2008-2009 Collapse
Journal of International Economics, 2016, Vol 98, 138-149.  
Also featured in  VOXEU ,  GED Winner of the “2015 Geneva International Award” (from the Swiss Network for International Studies)

Governance Quality and Net Migration Flows
Regional Science and Urban Economics , 2016, Vol. 60, 238-248. 
with  F. Docquier &  M.P. Squicciarini

Services Versus Goods Trade: A Firm Level Comparison
Review of World Economics , 2016, Vol 152 (1), 19-41. 
Also featured in VOXEU

Other Publications

Determinants and Consequences of International Migration
 in Biagi, Faggian, Rajbhandari and Venhorst ed. 
“New Frontiers in Interregional Migration Research” 
Springer, 2018.

The Balance of Brains: Corruption and High-Skilled Migration
EMBO Reports 2013 Vol. 14, Pages 502-504 
with Mara P. Squicciarini
Featured in ElPais


Service Imports, Workforce Composition and Firm Performance: Evidence from Finnish Microdata
NBER Working Paper 26355
with J.B. Jensen, K. Nilsson Hakkala & S. Tamminen
R&R at the Journal of International Economics
Also featured in VOXEU

Immigration and the Slope of the Demand Curve: The Role of Firm Heterogeneity in a Model or Regional Labor Markets
with T. Müller and T. Nguyen
CEPR DP 18091, CESifo WP 10344


On the Mystery of the Missing Trade in Services