I am a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Strathclyde since August 2018. I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Strathclyde in November 2017. During the 2017/2018 academic year I held a Teaching Associate position at the University of Strathclyde with Lecturer/Coordinator responsibilities for two advanced macroeconomic classes taught to honours and M.Sc. students.
I'm an applied theorist with research interests at the intersection of behavioural economics, the microeconomics of the employment relationship, and the macroeconomic theory of wages and unemployment.
My research agenda currently evolves around the themes of workers’ morale and effort provision, fairness, reciprocity, pay inequality, wage setting, wage dynamics, unemployment and labour market fluctuations.
My approach consists in drawing from psychology and sociology to gain a deeper understanding of the economic and behavioural principles underlying the labour contract, to inform the modelling of workers’ and firms’ decisions, and to analyse their macroeconomic implications for the cyclical behaviour of wages and unemployment.
I pursue my research through theory and mathematical modelling. In my most recent projects I also employ experimental (laboratory) and quantitative (calibration and simulation) methods.
I am also generally open and curious towards multidisciplinary approaches to other fields of economics, especially when these engage with novel insights from psychology and sociology