Gabriele Dente is a Research Assistant at Lear. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Surrey, in the United Kingdom, his thesis focuses on empirical microeconomics and causal inference. He worked on three different projects: the impact and evolution of the wage penalty associated to the overeducated status in the labour market, the effect of obtaining a Higher Education degree on Mental Health for young adults, and the Gender Pay Gap over the whole earnings distribution for young graduates. During this time he also worked as a research assistant for Professor Carol Woodhams on the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine, a project commissioned by the NHS.
He graduated in July 2016 from a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics at University of Rome La Sapienza. During his MSc he worked as a research assistant for Prof. Mauro Rota and Jacob Weisdorf, working on digitalization of data from the archives of the Vatican’s factory.
In 2014 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rome La Sapienza, during which he spent one semester abroad at the Regent’s College of London.