Ritratto di michele.dimaio@uniroma1.it

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MICHELE DI MAIO
Milan, July 5 1977
Italian citizen

Department of Economics and Law
Sapienza University of Rome
E-mail: michele.dimaio@uniroma1.it
Website: micheledimaio.site.uniroma1.it/home

CURRENT POSITION
2019 - present: Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Law, University Sapienza, Rome

PREVIOUS POSITIONS
2018 - 2019: Associate Professor of Economics, DISAE, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
2008 - 2017: Assistant Professor, DISAE, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy

EDUCATION
University of Siena, Ph.D. Economics, 2006
University of Siena, M.A. Economics, 2001
UN-ECLAC, School on Latin American Economies, 2000
Bocconi University, Laurea in Discipline Economiche e Sociali (DES), 2001

PUBLICATIONS
Papers in refereed journals
1. Agricultural comparative advantage and legislators support for trade agreements (with F. Amodio, L. Baccini and G. Chiovelli). Journal of Politics, forthcoming
2. Security, trade, and political violence (with F. Amodio and L. Baccini). Journal of the European Economic Association, 2020, jvz060
3. Be wary of those who ask: A randomized experiment on the size and determinants of enumerator effects (with N. Fiala) World Bank Economic Review, 2020, vol.34(3), 654-669
4. Effect of parental job loss on child school dropout: Evidence from the Palestinian Occupied Territories (with R. Nisticò). Journal of Development Economics, 2019, vol.141, 102375
5. Learning the hard way: The effect of violent conflict on student academic achievement (with T. Bruck and S. Miaari) Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, vol.17(5), 1502-1537
6. Education is forbidden: The effect of the Boko Haram conflict on education in North-East Nigeria (with E. Bertoni, V. Molini, and R. Nisticò). Journal of Development Economics, 2019, vol.141, 102249
7. The effects of conflict on fertility: Evidence from the genocide in Rwanda (with K. Krahnert, T. Bruck, T., and R. Nisticò). Demography, 2019, vol.56(3), 935-968
8. Making do with what you have: Conflict, input misallocation, and firm performance (with F. Amodio). Economic Journal, 2018, vol.128(615), 2559-2612
9. Schools of thought and economists opinions on the economy (with L. De Benedictis). Eastern Economic Journal, 2016, Volume 42(3), 464-482
10. The effect of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on child labour and school attendance in the West Bank (with T. Nandi). Journal of Development Economics, 2013, vol.100, 107-116
11. Consumer boycott, child labour and household heterogeneity (with G. Fabbri). Journal of Population Economics, 2013, vol.26(4), 1609-1630
12. Informality, tariffs and wealth (with N. Correa). The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2013, vol. 22 (4), 477-508
13. Uncertainty, specialization and government intervention (with M. Valente). Metroeconomica, 2013, vol. 64(2), 215-224
14. Are Mainstream and Heterodox economists different? An Empirical analysis. American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2013, vol.72(5), 1315-1348
15. Uncertainty and the optimal level of specialization (with M. Valente). Research in Economics, 2012, vol.66, 213-218
16. Economists views about the economy: Evidence from a survey of Italian economists (with L. De Benedictis). Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 2011, vol.XVI(1), 11-59
17. Labour mobility and the redistributive effects of trade integration (with C. Devillanova and P. Vertova). Journal of Economics, 2010, vol.100(3), 95-115
18. Uncertainty, trade integration, and the optimal level of protection in a Ricardian model with a continuum of goods. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 2008, vol.19 (4), 315-329
19. The evolution of world export sophistication and the Italian trade anomaly (with F. Tamagni). Rivista di Politica Economica, 2008, January-February, 20-35

Working papers
Migration patterns in Libya: A spatial network analysis (with V. Leone Sciabolazza and V. Molini) World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No.9110
Conflict exposure and health: Evidence from the Gaza Strip (with V. Leone Sciabolazza), HiCN Working Paper 340, November 2020 (R&R Health Economics)
Product market competition and the labour market: Evidence from South Africa (with F. Amodio, Y. Li, and P. Piraino) WIDER Working Paper 2020/39

Book
The Private Sector amid Conflict: The Case of Libya (with A. Rahman). International Development in Focus. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2020

Book chapters
1. Industrial Policy in BRICS Countries: Similarities, Differences and Future Challenges. In: Structural Change, and Industrial Development in the BRICS (Eds. Naude, N., Szirmai, A. and N. Haraguchi), Ch.16, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015
2. Industrial Policy, In: International Development: Ideas, Experience, and Prospects (Eds. Currie-Alder, B., R. Kanbur, D. Malone and R. Medhora), Ch.32, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
3. Theoretical Arguments for Industrialization-Driven Development (w/ Ciarli, T.), In: African Industrial Development and European Union Cooperation (Ed. Matambalya, F.), Ch.2, Routledge, 2014
4. The Italian Economy, the Economic Crisis and Industrial Policy. In: Structural Change, Competitiveness and Industrial Policy (Eds. Teixeira, A., Silva, E., and R. Mamede, R.), Ch.12, Routledge, 2014
5. Survey of the Literature on Successful Strategies and Practices for Export Promotion by Developing Countries (with M. Belloc). In: Economic Challenges and policy Issues in early Twenty-first Century Sierra Leone (Ed. Johnson, O.), London: International Growth Centre, pp.228-277, 2012
6. Industrial Policies in Developing Countries: History and Perspectives. In: Industrial Policy and Development: The Political Economy of Capabilities Accumulation (Eds. Cimoli, M., Dosi G. and Stiglitz, J.E.) Ch.5, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.107-143, 2009

Reports
Sierra Leone s National Export Strategy: Implementation issues and recommendations (with Marianna Belloc), IGC Working Paper 11/1018, IGC, 2012
Survey of the literature on successful strategies and practices for export promotion by developing countries (w/ Belloc, M.), IGC Working Paper 11/0248, IGC, 2011
Industrial policies for the structural transformation of African economies: Options and best practices (UNECA), 2010

RESEARCH PROJECTS AND CONSULTANCY (since 2011)
Sept 2018 - May 2019: Consultant for World Bank
Project: Migration and forced migration in a conflict-affected context: The case of Libya

July 2019: Industrial Policy Expert for UNIDO
Project: Support the Government of Viet Nam in the formulation of industrial policy

May 2019: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: Revision of the Cambodia Industrial Development Policy

Jan - Feb 2019: Consultant for UN-ESCWA
Project: Determinants of the socio-economic conditions of Palestinian households 2013-2018

July 2018: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: Industrial Policy Strategy Design for Oman

Feb 2018 - June 2019: Consultant for World Bank
Project: Libyan Private Sector Mapping

Oct 2017 - Dec 2017: Consultant for UN-ESCWA
Project: Employment and Living Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Oct 2016 - June 2017: Consultant for World Bank
Project: Climate, Conflict, Migration, and Poverty in Northern Nigeria

Feb 2014 - Sept 2016: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: PACENet-Plus (Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation)

Feb 2013: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: Assistance in the field of strategic industrial policies in Honduras

July - Oct 2012: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: Diagnostic study of the manufacturing sector and review of the draft industrial policy of Sierra Leone

Nov - Dec 2011: International Expert for PDF-DFID
Project: Review of Nigeria s Trade Policy and preparation of a new draft Nigeria Trade Policy 2012

July - Sept 2011: International Expert for UNIDO
Project: Zanzibar Industrial Development Policy

May 2011: International Expert for International Growth Center
Project: Export Promotion Strategy for Sierra Leone

April 2011: International Expert for UNCTAD
Project: Economic Development in Africa Report 2011

June 2010 - Jan 2011: International Expert for the United Nation Commission for Africa (UNECA)
Project: Industrial Policies for Structural Transformation in Africa

FIELD RESEARCH
20 - 29 July, 2018: Oman
UNIDO project: Industrial Policy Strategy Design

9 - 25 July, 2015: Cook Islands and Samoa
PACENET-Plus Project: Mapping innovation activities in the Pacific region

17 -27 Nov, 2014: Papua New Guinea
PACENET-Plus Project: Mapping innovation activities in the Pacific region

1 - 30 Aug, 2014: Fiji and New Caledonia
PACENET-Plus Project: Mapping innovation activities in the Pacific region

2-9 Feb, 2013: Honduras
Project: Assistance in the field of strategic industrial policies in Honduras

22 Aug - 5 Sept, 201:2 Sierra Leone
UNIDO Project: Diagnostic study of the manufacturing sector in Sierra Leone

20 July - 20 Sept, 2011: Zanzibar, Tanzania
UNIDO Project: Zanzibar Industrial Development Policy

10 - 24 May, 2011: Sierra Leone
IGC Project: Export Promotion Strategy for Sierra Leone

RESEARCH GRANTS
2018 - University Parthenope Research Grant: The energetic transition and sustainable development [100.000 Euro] (Co-Principal Investigator)

2017 - 3ie Preparation Grant: A Mixed Methods Evaluation of the SMLP Farmer Market Program in Swaziland (with N. Fiala, University of Connecticut) [35.000 USD] (Co-Principal Investigator)

2015, 2016 - University Parthenope Internal Research Grant [12.000 Euro]

2013 - International Growth Centre (IGC) Grant: Land Rehabilitation and Agricultural Production: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone (with L. Casaburi, Stanford University) (Co-Principal Investigator) [180.000 USD]

2013 - Regione Campania Progetto Legge 5: Heterogeneity, Dualism and Growth (with G. Fabbri and V. Lombardo) (Coordinator) [10.000 Euro]

Other Professional Activities:
Refereeing activity (selected): Journals: Journal of the European Economic Association; Review of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Human Resources; Journal of Development Economics; World Bank Economic Review; Economic Development and Cultural Change; Demography;
Book reviewers for: Oxford University Press
Grant reviewer for: Economic Research Forum (Egypt), UNCTAD

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare
ECONOMIA DELLO SVILUPPO S10179 2021/2022 Economia e finanza
ECONOMIA POLITICA 1013712 2021/2022 Scienze aziendali
ECONOMIA DELLO SVILUPPO S10179 2020/2021 Scienze economiche
ECONOMIA POLITICA 1013712 2020/2021 Scienze aziendali
ECONOMIA POLITICA 1013712 2019/2020 Scienze aziendali
ECONOMIA DELLO SVILUPPO S10179 2019/2020 Scienze economiche
ECONOMIA POLITICA 1013712 2018/2019 Scienze aziendali
ECONOMIA POLITICA 1013712 2017/2018 Scienze aziendali
Titolo Rivista Anno
Security, trade, and political violence JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION 2020
Be wary of those who ask. A randomized experiment on the size and determinants of enumerator effects WORLD BANK ECONOMIC REVIEW 2020
The Private Sector amid Conflict: The Case of Libya 2020
Learning the hard way. The effect of violent conflict on student academic achievement JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION 2019
Education is forbidden. The effect of the boko haram conflict on education in north-east Nigeria JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 2019
The effects of conflict on fertility. Evidence from the genocide in Rwanda DEMOGRAPHY 2019
Effect of parental job loss on child school dropout. Evidence from the Occupied palestinian territories JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS 2019
Making do with what you have. Conflict, input misallocation, and firm performance ECONOMIC JOURNAL 2018
Heterogeneous entrepreneurs, government quality, and optimal industrial policy 2017
Schools of thought and economists’ opinions on economic policy EASTERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL 2016
Dipartimento
ECONOMIA E DIRITTO
SSD

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