Congolese candidates during an exam in Kampala (2021) – (c) Marijo Silva

Job Market Paper

Matching with the right attitude: the effect of matching firms with refugee workerswith Mariajose Silva-Vargas (featured: IPA blog post).

Research in progress

Can direct contact and vicarious contact improve social cohesion between refugees and locals? Evidence from a work experiment in Uganda – with Mariajose Silva-Vargas. Analysis stage: draft soon available.

Inside the production function: the effect of financial contracts on growing firms’ technology use. Evidence from a randomized experiment in Uganda  – with Selim Gulesci, Andreas Madestam, and Miri Stryjan. Analysis stage: draft soon available.

Information frictions in government-firms relationshipswith Emanuele Colonnelli and Edoardo Teso. Analysis stage: draft soon available.

Economic success through salvation? Experimental evidence from the evangelical movement – with Andreas Madestam and Jakob Svensson. Data collection ongoing.

Field work in progress

Household Welfare, Socioeconomic Status and Access to Services in Kachin State (with Siddartha Basu and Nilar Win). Data collection ongoing.

Fair Trade, Unfair Competition: The Effect of Reducing Sales Uncertainty on Farmers’ Welfare (with Claude Raisaro). Pilot stage.

Articles in the media

We Need More Respectful and Inclusive Experiments in Development Economics: A Proposal ( – with Mariajose Silva Vargas and Apollo Tumusiime

My interview with local newspaper (Gazzetta del Sud, in Italian)

Policy reports

Improving Access to Labour Markets for Refugees (IGC Policy Report)

Artisanal Jade Mining in Myanmar (IGC Policy Report)