Emanuele Colonnelli

Emanuele Colonnelli is a PhD candidate in Economics at Stanford University. His main research focuses on corporate finance and development economics, with a special interest in innovation and the constraints to firm productivity and growth. He is currently working on research projects in Brazil, Ghana, Uganda, and the U.S, he has research and work experience in several other countries including Bangladesh, Malawi, and India, and he is the recipient of a number of grants and awards. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Siena, an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University, and he spent an academic year visiting Pembroke College, Oxford University. Prior to joining Stanford, he worked as a researcher at IGIER (Bocconi University) and as director and founder of a non-profit organization.

Research Grant Projects

This project based in Brazil aims to uncover novel facts about the nexus between politics and economics.
This project aims to test whether poor social networks are a key factor limiting the rise of entrepreneurial behaviour in rural areas of low-income countries.
This project aims to estimate the relationship between corporate transparency, firm performance, and business networks in a developing country with a focus on the construction sector supply chain in Uganda. 
This experiment investigates the potential of virtual social networks and access to technology in promoting innovative entrepreneurship in Low-Income Countries.