Rocco d’Este is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Warwick in his final year. He is an applied microeconomist with a strong interest in the intersection of public and labour economics.
His current research focuses on the effects of Black Markets (i.e. markets where illegal transactions happen) on crime in the United States. Specifically, he focuses on: (i) markets for stolen goods, (ii) markets for illegal drugs. His research agenda includes additional projects on tax evasion, peer effects and the estimation of teachers’ value added. He is also a project research assistant at the Centre of Economic Performance (CEP) at the LSE and a Junior Fellow of the Royal Economic Society (RES). He will be available for interviews at the AEA/ASSA meeting in San Francisco, January 2016.
He joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in September 2015