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Marco Ranaldi

Marco Ranaldi

Ph. D. student

Paris School of Economics / Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne

Campus Jourdan – 48 Boulevard Jourdan 75014 Paris

4th floor, office 64

Phone +33(0)7 82 08 52 39 / +33(0)1 80 52 18 15

  • Structural Change, Inequalities and Development
  • Income and Wealth inequality
  • Political Economy and Institutions
  • Public policy
  • Wealth, income, redistribution and tax policy

Marco Ranaldi is available for positions

Thesis Supervisor: AMABLE Bruno

Academic year of registration: 2015/2016

Thesis title: Income Composition Inequality: The Missing Dimension for Distributional Analysis

Hello! I am close to completing a PhD in economics at the Paris School of Economics and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne under the supervision of Professor Bruno Amable, and I am currently consultant at the Development Research Group (Poverty & Inequality team) of the World Bank, Washington DC. From September 2019, I will join the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at The Graduate Center, CUNY, as a Research Associate.  


I was visiting scholar at the Department of Public Policy and Intervention and the INET Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford from April to July 2017, consultant for the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) from 2017 to 2018 and intern at the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, from March to May 2018.


My PhD thesis consists of four chapters on income distribution. All chapters are interrelated, and cohesively they serve the sole purpose of discussing the concept of income composition inequality (see the related paper here for further information). This concept is thoroughly explored from a conceptual, mathematical, as well as political economy perspective. 


Before starting my PhD, I studied Statistics at La Sapienza University of Rome, Mathematics at the UPMC (Université de Paris VI) and Economics at PSE. I am also former European Union Core Delegate at the Youth 20 Summit 2015, where I took part in the Youth’s Contribution to Peace Session. 



NEWS: Here you can find my latest working paper, with title Perceptions of Inequality and Redistribution: A Note, and here a recent working paper, titled Sources of Inequality in Italy, both co-written with Roberto Iacono.