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Marco Tabellini is a political economist with strong interest in economic history and labor economics. His research is centered around the political and economic effects of migration, both in the short and in the long run. He also seeks to understand which factors facilitate or hinder immigrant assimilation, how the presence of different ethnic groups in a society influences inter-group relations, and to what extent migration might foster the political and the social integration of under-represented segments of the population.
In his work he has largely, but not exclusively, focused on the early twentieth century US, which was characterized by the massive inflow of Europeans and by the first wave of the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North of the US. He has also analyzed the effects of the second Great Migration of African Americans between 1940 and 1970, investigating how this episode contributed to the development of the civil rights movement, both in the South and in the North of the United States.
Marco earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018, and spent the academic year 2018-2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School before joining the faculty. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University.
Marco Tabellini joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2021.