Eliana La Ferrara
I am the Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics at Bocconi University, Milan, where I also direct the Laboratory for Effective Anti-poverty Policies (LEAP). I received a PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. I was president of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) in 2016-2019 and president of the European Economic Association in 2018. I am Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. I am also a Fellow of the Econometric Society and of CEPR, EUDN and IGIER, and a J-PAL Affiliate.
My research covers topics related to development and political economics, and has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and the Journal of the European Economic Association. I am the recipient of various research grants from the European Research Council (ERC) and the European Commission.
20287 Development Economics
The course’s emphasis is placed on program evaluation, on the empirical analysis of education, health and microcredit policies, and on institutional constraints to development.