Denni Tommasi is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna since 2021. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Monash University (2018-2021). He received his PhD in Economics from ECARES, Université libre de Bruxelles, in October 2017.
He is an applied microeconomist with a primary interest in labor and development economics, and their intersections with causal inference methods. Within these fields, his research focuses on understanding the microeconomic determinants of well-being in several domains. He aims to answer the question: Why are some people worse off than others and what can we do about it? His research is organized around three main pillars. First, he studies the dynamics of the family and the functioning of the labor markets. Second, he designs randomized control trials (RCTs) to explore ways to induce people to adopt behaviors or technologies that are likely to increase their welfare. Third, he develops econometric techniques that help evaluating the effects of welfare policies.
Denni Tommasi joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in May 2020.