Thiago Scarelli

I am an applied economist working at the intersection of labor and development economics, with focus on the factors that shape people’s occupational choices in low- and middle-income countries.

In my recent papers, I use microeconometrics and field experiments to study how financial stress can push workers to prioritize labor market choices that pay fast over options that pay more. In my future projects, I will look at the long-term consequences of occupational decisions and evaluate policies to improve labor allocation.

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Paris School of Economics (PSE), under the supervision of David N. Margolis, and I teach quantitative research methods at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During the Spring of 2023, I was a visiting researcher at the Economics Department of the University of Chicago, hosted by John List.

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