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Stefano DellaVigna - Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley, CA, US

Stefano DellaVigna Stefano DellaVigna

Professor | Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics | Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, UNITED STATES

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Areas of Expertise (5)

Behavioral Finance

Behavioral Economics

Psychology and Economics

Media Economics

Applied Microeconomics

About

Stefano DellaVigna is the Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in Behavioral Economics (Psychology and Economics) and is a co-director of the Berkeley Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance. He has published in international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Labor Economics. He has been a Principal Investigator for an NSF Grant, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and is a Distinguished Teaching Award winner. He was also a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA).

His recent work has focused on the economics of the media, and in particular the impact on voting (through persuasion) and the study of conflicts of interest; the design of model-based field experiments, including the role of social pressure in charitable giving and voting, and the analysis of scientific journals and in particular editorial choices; the study of reference-dependence for unemployed workers.

Education (3)

Harvard University: PhD, Department of Economics

Harvard University: MA, Department of Economics

Laurea Bocconi University: Degree in Economics, summa cum laude

Honors & Awards (4)

AEJ-Applied Best Paper Prize

2017

Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters

2016, 2017, 2018

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow

2008-2010

UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award

2008

Selected External Service & Affiliations (4)

  • 2017 - present, Co-Editor, American Economic Review
  • 2018 - 2019, Co-Editor, Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Elsevier (with Doug Bernheim and David Laibson)
  • 2009-present, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, (Labor Studies, Political Economy)
  • 2004-2009, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (Labor Studies, Political Economy)

Positions Held (2)

At Haas since 2014

2014 – present, Professor of Business Administration
2013 – present, Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
2012 – 2013, Professor, Department of Economics
2008 – 2012, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
2002 – 2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Visiting Positions

2017 - 2018, Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq)
2015 - 2016, Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Department of Economics
2005, Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Economics
2005, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business

Media Appearances (3)

Twelve leading economists on the research that shaped our world in 2018

Quartz  online

2018-12-28

A study co-authored by Stefano DellaVigna, Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration, on how to motivate workers shows that extra cash is the best incentive—but other techniques are effective as well. The list calls the work a "tour-de-force field experiment."

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Innovación para ejercitarse: el argentino que salió a competirle al crossfit

La Nacion  online

2016-12-23

Un trabajo de los economistas Stefano Dellavigna y Ulrike Malmendier publicado en el American Economic Review se titula "Pagando para no ir al gimnasio" y muestra cómo los modelos de negocios de los gimnasios aprovechan que la mayoría de nosotros "solemos confiar demasiado en nuestra fuerza de voluntad o capacidad futura de efectivamente ir al gimnasio".

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Three Haas faculty named among world’s most cited researchers

Haas Newsroom  online

2016-01-20

Henry Chesbrough, Stefano DellaVigna, and Ulrike Malmendier have been named among the 2015 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, according to “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015,” published Jan. 14.

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Selected Papers & Publications (7)

Structural Behavioral Economics Handbook of Behavioral Economics

Doug Bernheim, Stefano DellaVigna, and David Laibson

2018

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What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts Review of Economic Studies

Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope

2017

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Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What? Journal of Political Economy

Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope

2017

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Reference-Dependent Job Search: Evidence from Hungary Quarterly Journal of Economics

Stefano DellaVigna, Attila Lindner, Balazs Reizer, and Johannes Schmieder

2017

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Does Conflict of Interest Lead to Biased Coverage? Evidence from Movie Reviews Review of Economic Studies

Stefano DellaVigna and Johannes Hermle

2017

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Voting to Tell Others Review of Economic Studies

Stefano DellaVigna, John List, Ulrike Malmendier, and Gautam Rao

2017

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Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy AEJ: Applied Economics

Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Durante, Brian Knight, and Eliana La Ferrara

2016

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