Elisa Ticci received her Ph.D. in Development Economics from University of Florence in 2007. During her doctoral studies, she was visiting researcher at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and at GRADE Grupo de Análisis para el Desarollo in Lima. After her dissertation, she worked as research assistant for the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, The World Bank, and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. She taught an undergraduate course in Economics at University of Florence from 2007 to 2009 and in 2007, she was teaching assistant for an undergraduate course in Political Economy of Development at University of Florence. Since September 2009 Dr. Ticci is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI. The title of her research project is: “Microeconomic and social impacts of mining industry in Peru”
Her main research interests include the relationship between poverty, environmental degradation and access to natural resources. Working at the World Bank for the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management – Africa Region Unit, she has dealt with gender inequality and urban poverty, and with distributive effects of food and energy price shocks in Ethiopia. Finally, in the last year, she contributed as research assistant to the first edition of the European Report on Development which focuses on state fragility in Sub-Saharan Africa.