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I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Economics, McGill University, Canada. I expect to graduate in 2023. My research lies at the crossroads of Environmental and Resource Economics, Industrial Organization, International Trade and Political Economy.
I will join the School of Economics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor in the summer of 2023.
My current research focuses on resource market imperfections caused by political lobbying and cross-ownership and their impacts on firm behaviour and the environment. In my job market paper, concerned with the growing North-to-South waste shipments and environmental degradation, I examine whether strengthening environmental lobby groups can represent an important strategy to reduce the international waste trade. To do so, I first develop a theoretical model, emphasizing the potential impact of green lobbies on environmental and trade policies and how waste trade flows are affected through these policy channels. Then, I take the theory to the data to causally identify the effects of environmental lobbying on the waste trade.