Dr Marco Alfano

Lecturer

Economics

Personal statement

I am a lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde and a Research Associate at the the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), University College London. 
 
I am an applied economist and my research interests are development economics, economics of conflict, economics of religion, and economics of migration. My current research focuses on the determinants and consequences of conflict. I am particularly interested in factors that lead to conflict and in how violence can impact individuals' welfare with a particular focus on children. In another project, I analyse the effect of the religious and cultural enviornment on health outcomes of children. 

Publications

Perceived Temperature, Trust and Civil Unrest in Africa
Alfano Marco, Aboyadana Gabriel Amobila
(2020)
Cross-occupational Effects of Immigration on Native Wages in the UK
Alfano Marco, Mckenzie Ross, Roy Graeme
(2020)
Islamic Law and Investments in Children : Evidence from the Sharia introduction in Nigeria
Alfano Marco
(2020)
Terrorism, Education, and the Role of Expectations : Evidence from al-Shabaab Attacks in Kenya
Alfano Marco, Görlach Joseph-Simon
(2019)
Daughters, dowries, deliveries : the effect of marital payments on fertility choices in India
Alfano Marco
Journal of Development Economics Vol 125, pp. 89-104 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdeveco.2016.11.004
Immigration and the UK : reflections after brexit
Alfano Marco, Dustmann Christian, Frattini Tommaso
Refugees and Economics Migrants facts, policies and challenges (2016) (2016)

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Professional activities

Internal Examiner for PhD Viva - University of Strathclyde
Examiner
2021
External Examiner for PhD Viva - University of Edinburgh
Examiner
2021
Spillover effects of conflict
Speaker
2021
Spillover effects of conflict
Speaker
2021
Temperature, Trust and Conflict
Speaker
2021
Temperature, Trust and Conflict
Speaker
2021

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Projects

Application for funding at the United Nations University
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator)
I applied, as a Principal Investigator, for external funding for research at the United Nations University. The project is titled "Ripple Effects of Conflict: Spatial Propagation of Human Capital Effects through Food Prices in Somalia". The funding application was submitted together with Professor Thomas Cornelissen (University of Essex).
13-Jan-2021
The social determinants of children’s welfare - Application to Wellcome Trust (Value £14,815.00)
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator)
Small Grant in Humanities and Social Science application - Value £14,815.00 - Unsuccessful
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2021
Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: The (neglected) role of attitudes and demography - Successful SBS Research Excellence Award
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator) Dickson, Alexander (Co-investigator)
Research Excellence Award
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
The impact of migration: differences between Scotland and the rest of the UK - Successful SBS Research Excellence Award
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator) Roy, Graeme (Co-investigator)
Research Excellence Award
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
Application to Unicredit Foundation Best Paper Award on Gender Economics
Alfano, Marco (Principal Investigator)
Application to Best paper award in competition organised by Unicredit Foundation - Value EUR 2,500 - Unsuccessful.
01-Jan-2017

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