Marco Di Cataldo is an ERC Post-Doctoral Researcher based at the LSE Department of Geography and Environment. He completed his PhD in Economic Geography at the LSE in January 2018.
He is part of the European Research Council (ERC) project on Multinationals, Innovation and Institutions in Europe (MASSIVE), coordinated by Prof Riccardo Crescenzi, and a member of the Editorial board of the LSE GILD Blog.
His research is focused on regional economic development, the analysis and evaluation of EU policies, public economics, political economy, and the economics of organised crime. His most recent works include research on the impact of collusion between mafia and politics on local public finance, the evaluation of EU Cohesion Policy in the UK, the determinants of Brexit, and the effectiveness of public policies for the attraction of FDI.