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Tommaso Sonno

Tommaso Sonno

Adjunct Professor


Professor Sonno is Adjunct Professor at SAIS Europe and Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Bologna. Professor Sonno is also an Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, and an Adjunct Professor at Bocconi University and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). His research focuses on international economics, political economy, and development economics. He has studied the relationship between trade and conflicts, the dynamic of populism, and global value networks. He is currently analysing the impact of multinational enterprises on violence, the environment, and labour force participation in developing countries. His research focuses also on the organizational dynamics of business groups.

Sonno has held positions at the European Youth Parliament Italy, including President of the Board of Appeals (2015-2017) and President (2013-2015), as well as Vice President, Fund-raising, Institutional Relations. He has also been Responsible for Fundraising at Nasara for Burkina NGO since 2003.

Professor Sonno was shortlisted worldwide among the 10 Ph.D. students for the ECB Young Economists’ Competition in 2017. He was awarded the 2018 Review of World Economics Essay Award for Young Economists, and during the years he won several research grants for his research (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique Research Fellow 2016-2018, Belgium; Cordusio Grant 2019-2020 and Modigliani Grant 2021-2022, UniCredit Foundation). PhD Economics from the Universitè Catholique de Louvain.



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  • Economic Development
  • International Economics


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