Michele Di Maio is Professor of Economics at the Sapienza University of Rome (Italy). His research focuses on the study of the impact of conflict on individual-level outcomes (employment, migration, education, fertility, and health) and on how changes in economic conditions may lead to conflict.
His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of the European Economic Association, Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Demography, and World Bank Economic Review.
He has worked as a consultant on issues related to conflict, trade policy, and industrial development for World Bank, UNIDO, UNCTAD, UNECA, ESCWA, ECLAC, IPD Initiative, and IGC. He has conducted fieldwork in Zanzibar, Sierra Leone, Honduras, Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, and Oman.
Michele Di Maio received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Siena and his BA from Bocconi University.
Michele Di Maio joined IZA as a Research Fellow in September 2022.