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Master Mesci has been a challenging experience which has helped me a lot to point out and clarify my interest and motivation in doing economic research. Thanks to this master, I have acquired adequate research-related skills which have represented a good basis for my subsequent PhD studies. At the end of the master course I was offered an internship at the Economic Research and Statistic Division at the WTO (Geneve, Switzerland). This experience was quite beneficial since it allowed me to work in a multicultural context and to deal with people from various backgrounds. After my internship at the WTO, I was enrolled in a PhD programme entitled “Theory of Economics and Institutions (TEI)”, at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. During the PhD, I spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of Leicester (UK), where I focused my studies and research on economics of education in Great Britain. My PhD thesis was entitled “Self-esteem, intergenerational social mobility and education in Great Britain” and I was awarded the title in July 2012. After being a research fellow at the University of Tor Vergata where I work in the area of health economics, I am currently an economist at FAO where I do research in a team working for the preparation of the annual report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI), that monitors progress towards the targets of ending poverty and malnutrition and investigates causes of poverty trends.