Miriam Venturini is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich. She earned her M.Sc. in economics at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) in 2017 and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Trieste. Her research interests include political economy and economic history, with a focus on the determinants of political participation and mobilization in the XXth Century.