Margherita Fort is full professor at the Department of Economic Sciences at the University of Bologna. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Statistics in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Padua and was Marie Curie Fellow (Institute for Social and Economic Research-ISER, Essex) and Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute. She collaborated with the FBK-IRVAPP research centre and is a research fellow at IZA, CESifo and CEPR. She has published in international journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, Economic Journal, Economic Policy. Her research deals mainly with applied micro-econometrics, specifically assessing the effects of public policies, with applications mainly in the field of the education economics and labour economics. In the recent years, her research is specifically focussing on the evidence-based investments in young children and their families.