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The Team

Simone Moriconi


Simone Moriconi is the principal investigator of MALYNES. He is Full Professor at IÉSEG School of Management and permanent member of LEM. He has a strong background in public, labor and international economics, with publications in high impact journals in these fields. Among other things, his ongoing research agenda is on the way migration influences culture, labor supply and voting in the host countries.

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Claudia Senik




Claudia SENIK coordinates Task 2. She is Professor of Economics at the Paris School of Economics and the University Paris-Sorbonne. She is also member of the IZA and of the Institut Universitaire de France. Educated at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, she received her PhD from EHESS. Her main research area is the economics of happiness, with a special interest in the relationship between income growth, income distribution and subjective well-being. She also works on political attitudes and post-transition economies, as well as the impact of institutions on gender norms. 

Giovanni Peri

Giovanni Peri coordinates Task 1. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of California, Davis and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He is Editor of the “Journal of the European Economic Association” and in the Editorial Board of several Academic Journals in Economics.  He is the Founder and Director of the UC Davis Migration Research Cluster, an interdisciplinary  research group focusing  on international migrations. His Research focuses on the impact of international migrations on labor markets and productivity of the receiving countries and on the determinants of international migrations. 

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Thomas Baudin


Thomas Baudin coordinates Task 3. He is Full Professor at IESEG School of Management. He received a PhD from the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a permanent member of LEM and associate fellow of IRES (UCLouvain). He has developed a research agenda on family and population economics. He has contributed to the emergence of the economic analysis of childlessness. His other research projects focus on long run economic growth, the emergence of gender differences in preferences as well as cultural attitudes regarding fertility. 

Ylenia Brilli

Yelenia Brilli participates to Task 2. She is Assistant Professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice, and researcher affiliated to the Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD) at Collegio Carlo Alberto. She is an applied microeconomist, with research interests in family, education and health. Her research focuses on the relationship between health and human capital, and looks at the effects of family and schooling investments on children's health and development, by using both structural and reduced form econometric methods.


Robert Stelter

Robert Stelter participates to Task 3. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Basel. He has defended his PhD in the joint doctoral program at the Catholic University of Louvain and Rostock University. He also worked as teaching and research assistant at the economic institute of Rostock University, and researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. His research focuses on demographic economics as well as computational demographics and economics. Since October 2016, he is committed as research scientist (Post-doc) in the laboratory Fertility and Well-being of the MPIDR.


Adrien Montalbo


Adrien Montalbo is a post-doctoral researcher in economics at IESEG School of Management. Starting from September 2022 he will start a new post as Assistant Professor at the University of Sussex. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Paris School of Economics. His expertise covers economic history, with a special focus on the relationship between education and long-term development. His ongoing research also investigates the impact of land property and landholding inequalities on the historical democratization process.

Riccardo Turati

Riccardo Turati participates to Task 1. He is Assistant Professor (Serra Hunter Fellow) at the Department of Applied Economics of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. He holds a PhD in the field of Economics at the Université Catholique de Louvain. His research interests revolve around themes of international migration, political economy and economic growth

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Junior Researchers​



MALYNES welcomes the following junior researchers either as Research Assistants or PhD Students:  Purushottam Mohanty (Paris School of Economics), Abdoulmagid Moustapha (University of Lille), Dylan Planard (University of Lille), Robin Puelles (University Paris-Dauphine) and Djamila Tamadazt (University of Lille)

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