Biographical note

The main focus of my research is to understand the challenges faced by financial institutions in low and middle-income countries and figuring out the best ways to regulate them effectively. I earned my PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017 and I've had the opportunity to visit other institutions like Princeton University and the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. In 2023, I was awarded an ERC Starting Grant on the topic "Financial Institutions and Development - FINDEV".

Research interests

My research focuses on the study of financial institutions in emerging markets, especially the intersection between finance, political economy, and development. My main projects are taking place in Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Colombia.

Working papers

Limodio, Nicola; De Roux, Nicolás
Deposit Insurance and Depositor Behaviour: Evidence from Colombia
The Review of Financial Studies

Limodio, Nicola; D'Andrea, Angelo
High-Speed Internet, Financial Technology and Banking

Limodio, Nicola
Terrorism Financing, Recruitment and Attacks

Selected Publications

Choudhary, Ali M.; Limodio, Nicola
Liquidity risk and long-term finance: evidence from a natural experiment
The Review of Economics Studies, Forthcoming

Besley, Timothy; Fontana, Nicola; Limodio, Nicola
Antitrust policies and profitability in nontradable sectors
American Economic Review. Insights, 2021

Nicola Limodio
Bureaucrat allocation in the public sector: evidence from the World Bank
Economic Journal, 2021