I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick.

My research interests lie at the intersection of labor economics and economic history.
I mainly use U.S. data to study topics relating to the effect of workplace exposure on inter-group relations, the long-term effects of orphanhood, and more. To address these questions, I exploit natural experiments induced by war casualties that provide shocks to the ethnic workforce composition, or the death probability of fathers. Combining historic data with natural experiments and rigorous methods for causal inference allows to identify effects that cannot be completely addressed with modern data.


University of Warwick
Department of Economics, Office S0.77
CV4 7AL Coventry
United Kingdom
Email: a.ferrara@warwick.ac.uk