Giacomo De Giorgi

Professor of Economics at GSEM-University of Geneva Research Professor at ICREA-MOVE, Barcelona GSE and Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona Affilate BREAD, CEPR, and IPA

Giacomo De Giorgi was born in Lecce (Italy) where he spent his first eighteen years. Then he moved to Milan where he met Paola and he got his laurea at the Universita' "L. Bocconi", final dissertation on 'Wage differentials between Private and Public sectors'. He worked as a Researcher at the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (FRDB) in Milan, with Prof. Tito Boeri. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, final dissertation in applied microeconometrics, Adviser: Mark Stewart. His PhD is in development, labour economics, applied microeconometrics, Main Adviser Richard Blundell, at the Department of Economics of the University College London.

In July 2006 he joined the Department of Economics at Stanford University. From August 2010 to July 2011 he was on leave at UC-Berkeley. From August 2012 to June 2013 he was on leave at Columbia University as the Wesley Mitchell Visiting Professor and a regular visitor of the NY-Fed. Since June 2013 he is a Research Professor of ICREA-MOVE, Barcelona GSE and UAB. In September 2014 he joined the NY-Fed as a Senior Economist. In January of 2015 he was appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association.

He is currently working on: household behavior; firms' growth in less developed countries; education; climate and development; risk sharing and consumption insurance; business literacy and formalisation; indirect and general equilibrium effects of aid policies; demand estimation; social interactions; consumption inequality, migration; evaluation of ALMP’s. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the AEJ: Applied, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Economic Journal. He teaches Development Economics, Labour Economics, Economics of Human Resources, Advanced Econometrics.

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