Falco is a joint Ph.D. Researcher in Economics and Data Science at IMT School for Advanced Studies and at KU Leuven. In 2019 he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University supervised with Prof. Francesca Dominici. Falco's academic interests are quantitative social science and data science. In particular the main fields of his investigation are causal inference, machine learning and impact evaluation. Falco is currently working on various applications of machine learning in political, public and health economics.