Stefania Albanesi

Research Associate at National Bureau Of Economic Research (NBER), Professor of Economics at University Of Miami, Professor of Economics at University Of Pittsburgh

Stefania Albanesi is Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, an NBER Research Associate 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. Prior to her appointment to the University of Pittsburgh, she was a professor at Duke University, Columbia University and a Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. 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  female participation and job polarization on aggregate business cycles and on using machine learning to develop accurate and interpretable models of consumer default. Professor Albanesi completed her PhD in economics at Northwestern University and has a bachelor's degree in economics from Bocconi University.