Pietro is an assistant professor at the department of economics at the University of Zurich. He received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Chicago. Previously, he worked at the Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti and obtained a master from Université Catholique de Louvain and Bocconi University.
He is interested in the process of health and human capital development in children and adolescents. In particular his current research explores the interaction between genetics, family investments, and early childhood interventions in explaining the long-term inequality across gender and socioeconomic status. More broadly, he is interested in Labor Economics, Health Economics, and Applied Microeconometrics.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2015.