Dr Marco Di Cataldo is a Research Fellow (‘Foscolo Europe’ UniCredit grant holder) at the Department of Economics of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and an Affiliate Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography & Environment of the London School of Economics. He works as a consultant for the World Bank Group and has been a consultant for the UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics. His research focuses on the evaluation of Economic Policies, Regional Development, Political Economy. He teaches quantitative methods for policy analysis and Economic Geography.