My work combines novel tools from data and network science with traditional economic models and econometric methods. In particular, I am interested in the application of graph theory to model the mechanisms that underly the localised transfer of knowledge leading to the diffusion of know-how and the emergence of new economic activities.

Recent papers have focused on modelling patterns of path dependence in international export diversification using a Laplacian-based network dynamics framework, and the impact of foreign direct investment on industrial diversification patterns in terms of ‘productive distance’ (in a network sense) from existing indigenous activities.