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[Photo: Matteo SANDI] Dr Matteo SANDI
Research Economist CVER - Education and Skills, Community
Tel:  020 7955 7010
Email: m.sandi@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 C  

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Expertise: Economics of Crime Economics of Education


Matteo is a Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Performance (LSE). Matteo joined LSE in October 2015 and his current fields of research are the economics of crime and the economics of education. He studies the determinants of crime and the crime-reducing effects of schooling, policing and public institutions. His research investigates the effectiveness for crime prevention of a variety of interventions, such as early childhood interventions, legislation changes and policing operations. Matteo also studies the use of discipline sanctions in school and their implications for students’ performance and criminal activity. Matteo completed his ESRC-funded PhD in Economics at the University of Sussex in June 2016. During his PhD, he has consulted the World Bank Group studying the impact of migration policies on labour markets and school enrolment in developing countries.

Current Areas of Research:

Economics of Crime

Economics of Education

Economics of Migration


  • PhD Economics, University of Sussex
  • MSc Economics, University of Sussex
  • BSc Economics, Catholic University of Milan


  • UK Data Service Data Impact Fellowship, September 2017
  • ESRC (The Economic and Social Research Council, UK) +3 (PhD) Grant, 2011-2015
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship Grant for Fully funded PhD Economics at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), 2011-2014

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1535:
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JEL Classification: K42

Tags: metal crime; metal prices; commodity prices

CEP Discussion Paper
Autonomous Schools and Strategic Pupil Exclusion Stephen Machin and Matteo Sandi
January 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1527:
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JEL Classification: I20; I21; I28

Tags: academies; discipline; exclusion