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Orazio Pietro Attanasio's Mug ShotProfessore of Economics, Department of Economics, University College London (UCL), UK

Main Topics: Household Consumption and Saving Behaviour, Life Cycle Behaviour, Risk Sharing; Housing Markets, Evaluation and Design of Policies in Developing Countries; Micro Credit, Measurement Tools in Surveys.
 

 
Professional Profile: Orazio Attanasio is Professor at University College London, Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he is one of the Directors of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy and co-directs the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies (EDePo@IFS).
Moreover, he is Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. In 2001 he was elected Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2004 Fellow of the British Academy. He is Member of the Council of the European Economic Association, and of the Council of the Royal Economic Society.
After getting a PhD at the London School of Economics, Orazio taught at Stanford University and the University of Bologna. He was also a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford and visiting professor at the University of Chicago. He was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies and he is now one of the editors of the Journal of the European Economic Association.
His current research interest focusses mainly on development economics, household consumption and saving behaviour, risk sharing and inequality.

 

 

Education:
  • Degree in Statistic and Economic Sciences, University of Bologna, Summa cum laude, 1982
 
  • M.Sc. in Economics, London School of Economics, 1984
 
  • Ph.D. in Economics, London School of Economics, 1988

 

 

Selected Works (Books, Chapters of books and invited papers):
  • The evolution of income, consumption, and leisure inequality in the US, 1980-2010 (with E Hurst and L Pistaferri) (NBER WP No17982, forthcoming in a CRIW-NBER volume)
  • Inequality in Living Standards since 1980: Evidence from Expenditure Data. (with E Battistin and M Padula), AEI Press, Washington, 2011
  • Expectations and Perceptions in Developing Countries: Their Measurement and Their Use, American Economic Review papers and Proceedings, May 2009, vol 99(2)
  • Financing Medicare: A General Equilibrium Approach (with S. Kitao and G. Violante) in J. Shoven (ed.) Demography and the Economy, NBER, University of Chicago Press, 2010
  • A review of the effects of taxes on consumption and saving (with M Wakefield) in Mirrlees, J., Besley, T., Blundell, R., Gamme, M. and Poterba, J. (2008): Reforming the Tax System for the 21st Century: The Mirrlees Review
  • Global Demographic Trends and Social Security Reform (with S. Kitao and G. Violante) in Carnegie Rochester Conference on Public Policy Series, Supplement to the Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 54(1), pages 144-198