Gabriele Dente joined LEAR in 2021 as a Junior Consultant, after a brief experience as a Research Assistant in 2020. He is involved in a support study for the European Commission on the revision of state aid rules and in the assessment of the competitive dynamics in the retail banking sector.
In 2020 he has earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Surrey, in the United Kingdom, with a thesis focusing 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 taught, as a teaching assistant, modules at the undergraduate level and worked as a research assistant for Professor Carol Woodhams on the “Mend the Gap: The Independent Review into Gender Pay Gaps in Medicine in England”, a project commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care.
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