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[Photo: Nicola FONTANA] Mr Nicola FONTANA
PhD Student - Labour Markets
Email: n.fontana@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.01 D  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Labour Economics, Discrimination, Political Economics


Nicola is a Mres\Ph.D. student in Economics at the London School of Economics. He obtained a B.A. in Economics at Bocconi University, and a M.Sc. degree in Economics jointly awarded by Bocconi University and the Université Catholique de Louvain. His main areas of interest are political economics and labour economics.

Current Areas of Research:

Labour economics: interest on disability and integration policies. Current project: "Mind the Gap, Disability and Equality Act 2010"

Political Economics: interest on political preferences formation. Current project: "Historical Roots of Political Extremism: The Effects of Nazi Occupation in Italy", with Tom-maso Nannicini and Guido Tabellini


  • MRes/Ph.D., Economics (expected completion: June 2020), London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Master of Science in Economics and Social Science, Joint Degree Program, Bocconi University and Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Bachelor in Economics and Social Science, Bocconi University


  • ESRC Doctoral Training Centre Studentship (2015-2019)
  • Bocconi Full Merit Graduate Award (2011-2012)