Michele Maurizio Malpede
Maurizio is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Verona, Research Fellow at the GREEN Centre, Bocconi University and Affiliated Scientist at EIEE. He holds a PhD in Economics jointly awarded by Cattolica University and Bicocca University, in Milan. His PhD Thesis, "Three Essays on Technological Progress and Economic Growth," has been awarded the 2020 EAERE Best European Doctoral Dissertation in Environmental and Resource Economics. One strand of his research focuses on the roots of historical development and the economic effects of climate and resource extraction in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, he currently studies how the gradual expansion of land aridification and desertification, accelerated by climate change, affects the socio-economic growth of different areas in the world.