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marina mastrorillo

Marina Mastrorillo

Princeton University

Marina Mastrorillo is a Postdoc Research Associate at Princeton University, where she works with the STEP program in the Woodrow Wilson School. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Foggia (Italy), a M.Sc. in Development Economics from University of Sussex (UK) and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from University of Bari (Italy). Within the STEP program, Marina explores the relationships between climate change, agricultural land use and human-migration patterns in South Africa. Her main research question concerns the interplay between economic and environmental factors as driving forces of land-use adaptation and human migration. More generally, Marina’s research interests focus on issues related to development economics, concerning in particular internal and international migration in contexts of poverty and vulnerability, and to the analysis of complex and dynamic systems, with emphasis on network theory and agent-based models applied to social and economic issues.

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