Professor of Economics, CEPR
Stefania Albanesi is Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, a Research Associate at the NBER and a CEPR Research Fellow.
She is a macroeconomist whose research interests include the determinants and implications of various dimensions of inequality and the distributional implications of government policies.
She has studied the political economy of inflation, the optimal taxation of capital and labor income, and the evolution of gender disparities in labor market outcomes. Her current research concerns the distribution of debt and defaults in the lead up and during the 2007-09 financial crisis and the determinants and consequences of personal bankruptcy. She is also working on the impact of changing trends in female participation on aggregate business cycles. Professor Albanesi completed her PhD in economics at Northwestern University and has a bachelor's degree in economics from Bocconi University.