Bruno Pellegrino is a PhD Student in the Global Economics and Management (GEM) Area at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He joined the program in 2014. He employs a combination of theory and statistical analysis to understand how institutions shape economic activity and, in particular, the firms' productivity, innovation and competition. Additionally, he is also interested in the microeconomic foundations of social capital. He assists professors in the GEM area in teaching Managerial Economics to students of the FEMBA and EMBA program. Before joining the GEM PhD program, he worked in Credit Suisse, Nomura, Société Générale (primarily as an economist and global macro strategist), then as a Research Fellow at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A southern Italian native, he holds an undergraduate degree from Bocconi University and a masters' degree from the London School of Economics.