Bruno Martorano

Bruno Martorano

Postdoctoral Fellow

Bruno Martorano holds a PhD in Development Economics from the University of Florence. He is currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Studies and a Research Associate at Consortium pour la recherche économique et sociale (CRES) in Dakar, Sénégal.

Prior to this Bruno has worked at the UNICEF Office of Research in Florence and the University of Florence, and has held consultancies for the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; UNCTAD; UNU-WIDER and the World Bank.

His research interests lie in the fields of development economics, fiscal policy, taxation, social protection, poverty and inequality. Working on micro as well as macro issues and using different econometric techniques, the ultimate goal of his research is to produce results useful to derive practical and actionable recommendations in terms of policy implications.

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Disadvantaged Groups and Social Mobility

Bruno Martorano and Patricia Justino will analyse group-based inequalities in Mexico and write a paper on the topic of ‘The impact of the recent crisis in Mexico on economic and political inequalities among minorities’ that discusses and advances an argument about patterns and trends.


Working Paper

Trade Liberalization and the Rise of Populism in Brazil

WIDER Working Paper;118/2020

This paper investigates the long-term impact of economic shocks on populism, by exploiting a natural experiment created by the trade liberalization process implemented in Brazil between 1990 and 1995. This high impact and low duration event generated a profound shock to the economy with, we...

1 January 2020

Journal Article

Redistributive Preferences and Protests in Latin America

Journal of Conflict Resolution;12 February 2019

This article analyzes the role of individual redistributive preferences on protest participation. The article focuses on Latin America, a region that has experienced substantial protests and demonstrations in the last decade, making use of individual-level data on redistributive preferences and...

12 February 2019

Bruno Martorano’s recent work