Nicola Fontana is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin. He is an associate of the Centre for Economics, Policy and History, of the Trinity Impact Evaluation Unit and of Trinity Research in Social Sciences. He is also an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. His research interests centre on Political Economy, Economic History, Labour Economics and Urban Economics. Nicola obtained his PhD in Economics in 2021 from the London School of Economics.