I am an Associate Professor of Economic and Social Demography at the Department of Social Policy  and the School of Public Policy of the London School of Economics (LSE). Prior to joining LSE, I was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Yale University. I also held visiting researcher positions at Princeton University (2006); at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) of Essex University (2007), as a Jemolo Fellow at the Nuffield College of the University of Oxford (2015) and at the Economics Department of the University College London (2017).

My research examines the interplay between demographic processes (migration, divorce, marriage, and fertility) and economic behaviour (savings, labour supply, and type). My work is inherently interdisciplinary, cutting across research in demography, economics and sociology. My published work can be found in prominent journals of all three disciplines, such as Annual Review of SociologyProceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS), Journal of Human ResourcesDemography, European Economic Review, among many others.

My research has also been covered by over 60 media outlets in more than 20 countries including New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Huffington Post, La Stampa and Irish Independent. I have given various radio and TV interviews.

I serve as the Doctoral Programme Director  in the Department of Social Policy.  (See MPhil/PhD in Social Policy). I convene one one of the two core courses in the MSc Programme in International Social and Public Policy called “Understanding Policy Research“, as well as co-teach a core course, “Welfare Analyses and Measurement“, for the Inequality and Poverty stream of the MPA Programme at the School of  Public Policy.


Department of Social Policy,
Houghton Street,
OLD 2.32 WC2A 2AE, London​