Sara SignorelliEcole d'économie de Paris
Assistant Professor - Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Weighted least squares estimates of the effects of T-1 shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP$). For notes, please refer the bottom of Table 1. Results are based on data pooled across all the available surveys discussed in Section 1. (XLSX)
Unbiased error-in-variables estimates of the effects of shocks on (ln) per capita monthly expenditure (2011 PPP$). 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)
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)
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...
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)
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...
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...
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