Alessio is a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB) - Barcelona Institute of Economics (IEB). He obtained an M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and he worked as a resident researcher for the Luca D'Agliano Study Center. His research interests are in the field of Public and Political Economics. In his works, he investigates the causes and consequences of the political success of far-right parties, the effects of new media on social and political outcomes and, more broadly, the determinants of local and national government efficiency.