I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My primary field is Industrial Organization.

My research examines methods to estimate discrete games, the role of political connections in shaping market structure, and regulatory competition in the market for corporate charters.


Working Papers:

Estimation of Discrete Games with Weak Assumptions on Information (with Camilla Roncoroni) - R&R at The Review of Economic StudiesYoung Economists' Essay Award at EARIE 2016, Young Economist Prize at XXXI Jornadas de Economía Industrial

Political Connections and Market Structure (with Camilla Roncoroni) - Public Utility Research Prize for the Best Paper in Regulatory Economics at IIOC 2017

Regulatory Competition and the Market for Corporate Law (with Ofer Eldar), Featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation

Work in Progress:

The Competitive Conduct of Consumer Cooperatives (with Camilla Roncoroni)

Dynamic Foundations for Empirical Static Games (with Niccolò Lomys
 and Camilla Roncoroni)


  • ECON 301: Intermediate Microeconomics (Fall 2016, Spring 2018)
  • ECON 690: Machine Learning for Economists - M.A. Level (Fall 2018)
  • ECON 762/761: Empirical Industrial Organization - Ph.D. Level (Fall 2016, Spring 2018)


E-mail: magnolfi@wisc.edu

Office: Room 6426, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1393