Sara Signorelli

Sara Signorelli
Ecole d'économie de Paris

PhD Economics
Assistant Professor - Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam

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Introduction
In September 2016 I joined the Paris School of Economics and I am currently working on my PhD thesis. My research focuses on labor economics and evaluation of employment policies in European countries. Between 2014 and 2016 I worked on applied micro-economic research for the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute. Some of the topics I touched upon are shared prosperity, financial inclusion, poverty, nutrition and resilience to climate change.
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - June 2018
Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2017 - present
Ecole d'économie de Paris
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  • PhD Student
September 2017 - December 2017
Sciences Po Paris
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (23)
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Skill shortages are a growing concern in the context of rapid technological change. However, little evidence exists on what is the actual cost associated with them and on the effectiveness of potential solutions. This paper evaluates whether a French policy encouraging immigration of skilled workers with highly-demanded competencies had a positive...
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In recent years high-skill immigration has been often encouraged by governments aiming to support their economy, but its impact on native workers facing a direct increase in competition is still debated. This paper addresses the question by taking advantage of a reform facilitating the hiring of foreign workers within a list of technical occupation...
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To estimate the effects of weather conditions on welfare globally, cross-country comparisons need to rely on international poverty lines and comparable data sources at the micro-level. To this end, nationally representative household surveys can offer a useful instrument, also at the sub-national level. This study seeks to expand the existing knowl...
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Climate change and weather variability pose serious threats to food and nutrition security as well as ecosystems, especially when livelihoods depend heavily on natural resources. This study examines the effect of weather variability (shock) occurring up to three planting and growing season prior on per capita monthly household expenditure in rural...
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Descriptive summary. Reported are weighted means and standard deviations (in parentheses). Column 1 shows summaries for Ghana. Columns 2 and 3 summarize data from Tanzania Household Budget Surveys (HBS) and National Panel Surveys (NPS), respectively. Columns 4 and 5 summarize data from Uganda National Household Surveys (NHS) and National Panel Surv...
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Weighted least squares estimates of the effects of T-1 shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP$). For notes, please refer the bottom of Table 1. Results are based on data pooled across all the available surveys discussed in Section 1. (XLSX)
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Spatial distribution of T-1 wet spell in Ghana. Summarized are the number of planting and growing season months at T-1 experiencing wet spell. The bigger the circle, the higher the number of months experiencing wet spell. (TIF)
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Random effects estimates of the effects of shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP$). Please refer the bottom of Table 1 for table notes. (XLSX)
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Unbiased error-in-variables estimates of the effects of shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP$). For notes, please refer the bottom of Table 1. Results are based on panel sample of agricultural households from the NPS surveys of the respective countries. (XLSX)
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Spatial distribution of T-1 dry spell in Uganda and Tanzania. Summarized are the number of planting and growing season months at T-1 experiencing dry spell. The bigger the circle, the higher the number of months experiencing dry spell. (TIF)
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Spatial distribution of T-1 dry spell in Ghana. Summarized are the number of planting and growing season months at T-1 experiencing dry spell. The bigger the circle, the higher the number of months experiencing dry spell. (TIF)
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Heterogenous effects of cumulative weather shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP $) (Ghana). For notes, please refer to S6 Fig. The omitted category is humid agro-ecology. (TIF)
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Distribution of district-based cohort sizes (by country and survey year). N = number of districts. (TIF)
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Heterogenous effects of cumulative weather shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP $) (Uganda). Plotted are weighted least squares coefficient estimates of along with 95% confidence bands from the fully parsimonious model. Only the coefficients of the variables of interest are shown. Land is measured in hectares; “Headedu” refers to...
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Profile of study countries. Cereal yield includes wheat, rice, maize, barley, oats, rye, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, and mixed grains. Production data on cereals relate to crops harvested for dry grain only. (XLSX)
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Incidence of weather shocks by country, year, and intensity. Share of months of the planting and growing (PG) season immediately before the survey month exposed to varying intensity of weather shocks are reported. Legend shows monthly weather values falling within different standard deviation units of long-term average values. (TIF)
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Heterogenous effects of cumulative weather shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP $) (Tanzania). For notes, please refer to S6 Fig. The omitted category is sub-humid agro-ecology. (TIF)
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Using remotely sensed land-cover data in 1994 and 2014, and cross-sectional survey data in 2014, this study examines the association between land use and cover change and agricultural productivity in northern Ghana. We document a significant expansion of crop land and settlements (productive use) at the expense of natural vegetation cover. Land are...
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Open Data Infrastructure for Resilience Analysis: Implementation, Examples, and Case Studies in Kenya
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Examines the extent of poverty among the elderly, considers the relationship between demographic changes on inequality, and estimates what links between aging and poverty or inequality may reveal in different countries in Europe and Central Asia (ECA) and the Baltics. Household survey data show that the elderly do not comprise the poorest group in...

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As part of the US government’s Feed the Future initiative to address global hunger and food security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting three multi-stakeholder agricultural research projects to sustainably intensify key African farming systems. The overall aim is to transform agricultural systems through sustainable intensification projects in three regions of Africa