Leonardo Rizzo

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I am a PhD student at the DNDS department with a joint doctoral fellowship in Economics and Network Science. My research interests are macroeconomics, agent-based simulations, and economic and financial networks.
For my master thesis, "News and Noise in the Great Depression", I studied the anticipatory movements of the US Great Depression within a Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium framework.
For my bachelor thesis, I've looked into economic applications of agent-based models. I further explored this modeling technique during my period as a research assistant in Università Bocconi, where I focused on sensitivity analysis of agent-based models.
Additionally, I have worked at the European Commission (Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs) and the New York delegation of the Italian Central Bank.
In my free time, I like to practice sports and play some music (mainly guitar).


BSc, International Economics and Finance, Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
MSc, Economic and Social Sciences (DES/ESS), Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy
MRes, Economics, Université catolique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium