Olivia Masi is a visiting PhD student at the Centre for Economic Performance under the supervision of Professor Stephen Machin. She is a PhD candidate at the European University Institute in Fiesole (Florence). She previously obtained a Bachelor's degree from Bocconi University in Milan and a Master's degree in Economics and Finance from Barcelona School of Economics in Barcelona. Before joining the EUI, she obtained a Master's in Analysis and Policy in Economics from Paris School of Economics in Paris.
Current areas of research include:
- Economics of education: gender differences in test scores and future wages.
- Crime economics: the role of women in crime; the impact of female unemployment on general and women committed crime.
- Gender economics: gender quotas; women representation in politics; family policies.