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[Photo: Tommaso SONNO] Dr Tommaso SONNO
Associate - Trade
Email: t.sonno@lse.ac.uk

Bologna University
Email: tommaso.sonno@gmail.com

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Expertise: International trade, conflicts, global value chains, multinational business groups


Tommaso is a Ph.D. Candidate within the European Doctoral Program in Quantitative Economics, jointly organized by the Université Catholique de Louvain and the London School of Economics, where he will spent part of his PhD as Visiting Student. He obtained a B.A. in International Economics at Bocconi University, and a M.Sc. degree in Economics jointly awarded by Bocconi University and the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2016 he is a Research Fellow of the F.R.S.-FNRS.

Current Areas of Research:

“Markups, Productivity and the Financial Capability of Firms”, with C. Altomonte and D. Favoino, Baffi Care fin Centre Working Paper

“The demand and supply of populism”, with Helios Herrera, Luigi Guiso, and Massimo Morelli

“Firm’s Financial Conditions and the R&D-Export trade-off“, with C. Altomonte and H. Vandenbussche


  • European Doctoral Programme in Quantitative Economics - Université Catholique de Louvain and London School of Economics (visiting)
  • Joint Master of Science Degree Program in Economics and Social Sciences and in Economic Theory and Research - Bocconi University (Summa cum Laude) and Catholic University of Louvain (Grande Distinction)
  • Bachelor in International Economics and Management - Bocconi University


  • Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique F.R.S.-FNRS, Research Fellow (2016-2018), Belgium
  • Full-time Lecturership (AY 2016/2017) offered by University College London (refused for F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellowship)

Selected Publications: