Sergiu Burlacu

Sergiu Burlacu



I joined FBK-IRVAPP as Research Fellow in the Fall of 2019. My current primary research interests are social inclusion, micro-firm behaviour and industrial policies, the role of AI in education and other domains (healthcare and risk assessment), and behavioural public policy. I have worked on designing, programming and managing several experiments (field, lab-in-the-field and survey experiments) and surveys in various settings. I am passionate about causal inference, machine learning, programming and open source software.

For a list of my ongoing and past institutional project please see my institutional page.


  • Social Inclusion
  • Behavioral Public Policy
  • Firm behavior and industrial policies
  • Psychology of poverty
  • Human Capital Formation and Family Economics
  • Causal Inference
  • PhD in Development Economics, 2020

    Universities of Trento and Florence

  • MA in Economics, 2014

    Central European University

  • BA in Economics, 2012

    Bucharest University of Economics Studies