Marina Mastrorillo is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the STEP program in the Woodrow Wilson School. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Foggia (Italy), a M.Sc. in Development Economics from University of Sussex (UK) and a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from University of Bari (Italy).
Marina’s research focuses on the analysis of complex and dynamic systems, with emphasis on network theory and agent-based models applied to social and economic issues, particularly concerning developing countries.
Within the STEP program, Marina explores the relationships between climate change, agricultural land use and human-migration patterns in South Africa. Her main research question concerns the role of economic factors as driving forces of land-use adaptation and human migration in the presence of climate change.
Fagiolo, G. and Mastrorillo, M. (2014), “Migration and Trade: A Complex-Network Approach”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Signal-Image Technology and Internet-Based Systems, SITIS 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 2013. IEEE Computer Society. Forthcoming.
Fagiolo, G. and Mastrorillo, M. (2013), “International migration network: Topology and modeling”, Physical Review E, 88, 012812.