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Dr. Edoardo Palombo

Ph.D. in ECONOMICS

Economist for Deloitte LLP with a special focus on quantitative modelling and data analytics. My research focuses on Uncertainty, Firm Dynamics, Heterogeneous Agent Models and Endogenous Growth Theory.   

JOB MARKET PAPER

NEW Brexit Research

Check out my Curriculum Vitae

Email:      e.palombo@qmul.ac.uk 

LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/edoardopalombo

PUBLICATIONS
 

'NEWS UNCERTAINTY IN BREXIT UK' with Renato Faccini - AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW: INSIGHTS

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After the Brexit referendum, the behavior of the UK economy defied widespread expectations, as it did not exhibit a V-shaped recession but a slow decline in production. We show that this pattern of propagation arises when uncertainty is about future, rather than current, fundamentals and if the expected duration of uncertainty is sufficiently long. We reach this conclusion within the confines of a heterogeneous firms model featuring news uncertainty rather than conventional uncertainty shocks. In the quantitative analysis, uncertainty is informed by firm-level probability distributions on the expected effect of Brexit on sales.

RESEARCH
 

'UNCERTAINTY, INTANGIBLE CAPITAL & PRODUCTIVITY DYNAMICS' [Job Market Paper]

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Non-Technical Summary

Following an unparalleled rise in uncertainty over the Great Recession, the US economy has been experiencing anaemic productivity growth. This paper offers a quantitative study on the link between uncertainty and low productivity growth. Firstly, using micro-level data I show that uncertainty accounts for half of the drop in intangible capital stock during the Great Recession. Secondly, to investigate the effect of uncertainty on productivity growth dynamics, I present a novel general equilibrium endogenous growth model with heterogeneous firms that undertake intangible capital investment subject to non-convex costs and time-varying uncertainty. I show that uncertainty can generate slow recoveries and a persistent slowdown in productivity growth when accounting for the empirical discrepancy between the realised and expected changes to the second-moment of fundamentals.

'UNCONVENTIONAL MONETARY POLICY, LEVERAGE & DEFAULT DYNAMICS'

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The objective of this paper to investigate the effectiveness of credit easing policy in mitigating the economic fallout from a financial recession using a model that can account for the observed default and leverage dynamics during the financial crisis of 2007. A general equilibrium model is developed with a financial sector and endogenous asset defaults able to account for the observed default and leverage dynamics. Following an adverse aggregate shock, banks deleverage through two channels: (i) higher non-performing loans provisions, and (ii) lower the marginal return of assets. Credit policy is modelled as an expansion of the central bank’s balance sheet countering the disruption in private financial intermediation. Unconventional monetary policy, namely credit easing policy, is shown to be ineffective in mitigating the effects of a financial crisis due to its crowding-out effect on the private asset market. Other non-monetary policy tools such as credit subsidies and their efficacy considered.

EDUCATION
 
2015-2020

Ph.D. in ECONOMICS

Awarded  the School of Economics and Finance Ph.D. Scholarship

Queen Mary University of London

2014-2015

M.Res. in ECONOMICS

with Distinction

Queen Mary University of London

2013-2014
2010-2013

M.Sc. in ECONOMICS

with Distinction

Queen Mary University of London

B.Sc. in ECONOMICS & POLITICS

with First Class Honours & Krystyna Renner Prize

Queen Mary University of London

CONFERENCES
 
Royal Economic Society Conference 2019

University of Warwick

Royal Economic Society Conference 2018

University of Sussex

EEA-ESEM 2017
ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon

EEA-ESEM 2018
University of Cologne
SKILLS & LANGUAGES
 

Fortran

Matlab

Visual Studio

Stata

LaTeX

English (Mother Tongue)

Python

Eviews

Excel

Dynare

Italian (Mother Tongue)

Spanish (Beginner)

TEACHING
 
MACROECONOMICS
Undergraduate 1st Year

Teaching fellow for Tim Lee.

BUSINESS CYCLES
Undergraduate 3rd Year

Teaching fellow for Roman Sustek.

FINANCIAL MARKETS & INSTITUTIONS

Undergraduate 2nd Year

Teaching fellow for Natalia Bailey & Radoslawa Nikolowa. 

Awarded the School of Economics and Finance Economics Excellence in Teaching Award

SPREADSHEETS & DATABASES in ECONOMICS and FINANCE
Undergraduate 1st Year

Teaching fellow for Guglielmo Volpe.

ECONOMICS and FINANCE in ACTION
Undergraduate 1st Year

Teaching fellow for Guglielmo Volpe.