I am a PhD candidate in Managerial Economics and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

My research is in the areas of political economy, labor economics, and economic history.

You can find my CV here.

Contact information:

Email: carlo.medici [at]

Mailing Address:

Office 4240 – Kellogg School of Management

2211 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208

Working Papers

"The Impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act on the U.S. Economy" (with Joe Long, Nancy Qian and Marco Tabellini)

Work in Progress

"Political Cycles in Black Union Membership"

"Patronage and Careers in the Federal Civil Service: Evidence from U.S. Judges" (with Massimo Pulejo)

“Constraints in Bureaucratic Hiring and Public Sector Performance” (with Maria Carreri, Edoardo Di Porto, Edoardo Teso, and Silvia Vannutelli).

Project made possible thanks to the Visitinps Scholars program, granting access to the universe of Italian Social Security Data.

Professional Activity

Referee for American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Teaching Assistance


  • Business Analytics | Summer 2019, 2020, 2021

  • Making Business Decisions with Big Data | Winter 2020, 2021

Executive MBA:

  • Statistical Decision Analysis | Winter 2020, 2021, 2022 (Evanston) and Fall 2020, 2021, 2022 (Miami)