Paola joined SPIA as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow, based at the Paris School of Economics with SPIA Chair Karen Macours. She previously worked for the Research and Impact Assessment division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development of the United Nations (IFAD), where she was involved in conducting impact assessments of agricultural projects in Mexico, Jordan, Tajikistan and India. She holds an MSc and a B.Sc. in Economics from the Bocconi University in Italy.