Francesco Del Prato
Francesco Del Prato is a joint Ph.D. candidate in Business Economics between IMT School for Advanced Studies in Italy and KU Leuven in Belgium. During his doctoral studies, he also spent a year as a Research Fellow at CERGE-EI in the Czech Republic. He holds a master’s degree from Bocconi University.
His research mainly focuses on the interaction between workers and firms in the labor markets, with a mix of structural and reduced-form approaches that exploit administrative microdata.
Moreover, he is also interested in public economics and policy evaluation, particularly on labor-related topics.
Simon Seokki Hong is a postdoctoral fellow at the Measurement in Economics Chair at PSE.
Simon holds a PhD and master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick. He is an applied macroeconomist with interests in monetary policy, international finance, and forecasting. Simon is particularly interested in the role of imperfect information, data revisions, and econometric techniques for macroeconomic analyses and forecasting. He is fluent in Korean and English.