Tommaso Porzio is an assistant professor of macroeconomics in the Economics Division at Columbia Business School. His research primarily studies the role of human capital for growth and economic development with a focus on understanding the barriers that may prevent individuals from exploiting their talent. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Porzio is also a faculty research fellow at NBER and an affiliate at BREAD, CEPR, and Y-RISE. Prior to joining Columbia, he was an assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Porzio received his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and his Master and Bachelor degrees in Economics, Social Sciences, and Management from Bocconi University.