Niccolò is an applied microeconomist with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. His research sits at the intersection of academia, policymaking and practice. He primarily uses experimental methods to understand policy and governance challenges, and test solutions to overcome these challenges under political, institutional, technical and resources constraints. Implementing those projects has involved wide ranging collaboration with other scholars locally and internationally, significant international fundraising and developing skills in managing large and complex projects. He has lived in all of the countries where he has conducted research, including Sierra Leone, where he was based for nearly eight years and worked for the International Growth Center. Niccolò's research has been published in journals across disciplines, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, Nature, Science, and Science Advances.