I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in economic history at the Economic Growth Centre at Yale University. I have completed my Phd in Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford. My research there focused on the interpretation of the political and economic significance and consequences of civil conflicts in Mediterranean societies. In my dissertation I analyzed Genoese economic and social history through the lens of civil conflicts in the twelfth and thirtheenth centuries.
At Yale I am expanding my research interests to cover various aspects of Mediterranean Medieval commerce ranging from the quantification of the effects on trade of internal violence and external warfare, to the analysis of the intracity networks that made overseas investment possible. In order to do so I am using this post-doctoral appointment to deepen my methodological training in economics to help me better tackle these questions and to develop my capacity of dialoguing with collegues in the Department.