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Fadi Hassan.

Fadi Hassan


Expertise: international economics, development economics, applied economics


Dr Fadi Hassan is a Senior Economist at the Bank of Italy. He was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity College Dublin and is an Associate at the CEP, London School of Economics. He is an applied economist with a focus on international and development economics, and has also worked as an advisor to UniCredit Research as well as a consultant for the European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the World Bank. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Current areas of research include:

  • Macroeconomic questions using micro level data: The role of the banking and financial sector in explaining different productivity growth between eurozone countries by looking at the allocation of credit across firms; The productivity slowdown of Italy, what we call "the great unlearning", by identifying the drivers of firm level misallocation.
  • Applied micro in the field of trade and of development: The trade effect of civil wars to neighbouring countries by focusing on the ongoing Syrian conflict and using firm level data for both Lebanese and Jordanian exporters; The impact of energy access on education in developing countries, by running a randomised control trial in rural Kenya where we distributed solar lamps on 7th grade pupils.