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Alessandro Tondini

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University of Cape Town

Alessandro is a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics and a PODER fellow at the University of Cape Town, within the SALDRU research unit. His research interests are at the intersection of labour and development economics, with a particular focus on the effect of specific policies on occupational choice. His first paper looks at the impact of an unconditional cash transfer in South Africa, the Child Support Grant, on workers’ allocation between the formal and informal sectors. At UCT, he is currently working with Ingrid Woolard and Cally Ardington on the “school to work transitions” project.

Alessandro holds a master’s degree from the Paris School of Economics and a bachelor’s from Sciences Po Paris. Before starting his doctoral studies, he was a research assistant at the OECD as part of the “Job Quality” project, working on the measurement and determinants of job quality in developed and developing economies.