Alberto ALESINA is the Nathaniel Ropes Professor of Political Economy at Harvard. He is a CEPR Research Fellow, a Research Associate at NBER and the Center for International Development, a Faculty Associate at the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences, and Senior Associate at both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for European Studies. He is a member of the Econometric Society and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has directed NBER's Political Economy Programme since 2006 and served as Chairman of the Department of Economics between 2003 and 2006.

He has published extensively in all major journals and has penned five books. He has also served as Co-Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics for six years and Associate Editor for a number of other reviews.

His research has covered a variety of topics: political business cycles, the political economy of fiscal policy and budget deficits, the process of European integration, stabilization policies in high inflation countries, the determination of the size of countries, currency unions, the political economic determinants of redistributive policies, differences in the welfare state in the US and Europe and, more generally, differences in the economic system in the US and Europe, the effect of alternative electoral systems on economic policies, and the determination of the choice of different electoral systems, culture and economics, ethnic conflict, inequality and redistributive policies, and the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy.

Alberto ALESINO is in Paris this week for an international workshop on "Inequalities and Preference for Redistribution" (link), supported by the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS. On this occasion he will present a paper, joint with Stefanie STANTCHEVA and Armando MIANO, at our PEPES Seminar on the theme:

Immigration and Redistribution (link to Abstract)

More about Alberto ALESINA and his research

Date: Tue, 2019/03/19 - 12:30 - 14:30
Location: SciencesPo Economics, 28, rue des Saints Pères - AMPHI Simone Veil
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