Jerome Frans Adda

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I earned my Ph.D in Economics at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) after studying biology at AgroParisTech and economics and statistics at ENSAE in Paris. I am a professor of Economics at Bocconi since 2014. Prior to that I was a Professor at the European University Institute (Florence) and at University College London. I have held visiting positions at Berkeley in 2006-07 and Princeton in 2024. I was a managing editor for the Review of Economic Studies, 2013-2017 and served again in 2021.

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There is more to Marriage than Love: The Effect of Legal Status and Cultural Distance on Intermarriages and Separations”, with Paolo Pinotti and Giulia Tura. Accepted, Journal of Political Economy

Research interests

My research interests include Health Economics, Labor Economics and Macroeconomics. My main contributions have been on the effect of public policies on health behavior, the analysis of the spread of diseases, the links between income and health, the role of human capital on career choices and wage growth over the life cycle. Many of my papers have been published in journals such as the JPE, the AER, the QJE, ReStud, PNAS as well as journals in other disciplines.

Selected Publications