About Me

I am a Phd candidate at the Department of Economics at Sciences Po, Paris. I am currently writing my thesis under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marc Robin.

I am a labor and macro economist with research interests in firm dynamics, labor economics and the evaluation of public policies.

You can download my CV from here.



Work in Progress

  1. When the Market Goes Down: Aggregate Uncertainty and Micro-Dynamics.”.

  2. Income Tax Progressivity as a Stabilizer of Labor Income Risk”, with Julien Pascal - Working paper coming soon (Poster).


    We develop a theoretical framework to evaluate the contribution of different payroll tax schedules to the cyclical behavior of the distribution of individual income shocks along the business cycle. We build a dynamic search-and-matching model of the labor market featuring heterogeneous workers, aggregate and idiosyncratic shocks and a non-linear payroll tax schedule. We solve the model using perturbation techniques developed in Reiter (2009). We estimate the model on Italian administrative data for the period 1980-2012 and use our estimated framework to quantitatively evaluate how different payroll tax schedules can alter the cyclicality of income risk for different types of workers.

  3. Intra-Firm Hierarchies and Gender Gaps”, with Aseem Patel and Joanne Tan.

  4. Benchmarking Markups”, with Flavien Moreau and Ludovic Panon

Working Papers

  1. Friendship Networks and Political Opinions: A Natural Experiment among Future French Politicians”, (2019), with Yann Algan, Quoc-Anh Do, and Yves Zenou. Click here [SSRN].


    We study how friendship shapes students’ political opinions in a natural experiment. We use the indicator whether two students were exogenously assigned to a short-term “integration group”, unrelated to scholar activities and dissolved before the school year, as instrumental variable for their friendship, to estimate the effect of friendship on pairwise political opinion outcomes in dyadic regressions. After six months, friendship causes a reduction of differences in opinions by one quarter of the mean difference. It likely works through a homophily-enforced mechanism, by which friendship causes politically-similar students to join political associations together, which reinforces their political similarity. The effect is strong among initially similar pairs, but absent in dissimilar pairs. Friendship affects opinion gaps by reducing divergence, therefore polarization and extremism, without forcing individuals’ views to converge. Network characteristics also matter to the friendship effect.



Year Position Course Institution
2015; 2016; 2017; 2018 TA Graduate Econometrics 1 Sciences Po
2018; 2019 Lecturer Introduction to Econometrics Sciences Po
2015; 2016; 2017 TA Macroeconomics of Development Sciences Po (PSIA)
2015 TA Econometrics: Evaluation of Public Policies Sciences Po