Maristella Botticini

Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Department of Economics & IGIER, Vice President at Centre for Economic Policy Research

Maristella Botticini is professor of Economics and fellow of IGIER (the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research) at Università Bocconi in Milano (Italy). She has been IGIER director from 2011 to 2019. She is research fellow and vice president (for appointments) of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). In 2023 she has been president of the European Economic Association (EEA). She is the recipient of a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation, an Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship, and an Advanced research grant from the European Research Council. Her research combines "the telescope of economics and the microscope of history" with a methodological approach that rejects alike facts without theory and theory without facts. Research topics include Jewish economic history, marriage markets and dowries in comparative perspective, the empirical analysis of contracts, and the invention of insurance contracts and markets in medieval Europe. She earned the Laurea degree in Economics at Università Bocconi and the PhD in Economics at Northwestern University in the United States. More information can be found at