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People Dr Matteo Richiardi

Senior Research Officer, Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity

Senior Research Officer

Matteo Richiardi is Senior Research Officer on The Oxford Martin Programme on Inequality and Prosperity at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He received an M.Sc. in Economics from UCL, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Torino. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow with the Complexity Program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has an habilitation as Full Professor in Italy, and previously worked at the Polytechnic University of Marche and the University of Torino, Italy. He also worked as a consultant on labour market policies for the World Bank.    

He is an internationally recognised scholar in  micro-simulation modelling (this includes dynamic microsimulations and agent-based modelling, a technique primarily concerned with the analysis of local interaction between heterogeneous agents endowed with limited information, in detailed-rich institutional environments). His work on micro-simulations involves both methodological research on estimation and validation techniques, and applications to the analysis of distributional outcomes, the functioning of the labour market and welfare systems. He is Chief Editor of the International Journal of Microsimulation. Examples of his work are the two recent books "Elements of Agent-based Computational Economics", published by Cambridge University Press (2016), and "The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective", published by Policy Press (2012).