Karol is a Junior Research Fellow in Economics at Trinity College and an associate member of the Department of Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in 2019 at European University Institute in Florence. His research interests lie in macroeconomics, education and development.
I am a macroeconomist studying the social insurance and allocation of resources in relation to education, development and labour. My job market paper develops a quantitative framework evaluating the reform introducing income-contingent loans for financing college education in the US. The policy lowers the debt repayment risk due to dropping out from college or low productivity shocks, leading to higher college attainment and improvement in social welfare.