Areas of Expertise (5)
Psychology and Economics
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.
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
Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters
2016, 2017, 2018
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award
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
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 (4)
The Influence You Have: Why We Fail To See Our Power Over Others
An "egocentric bias" may reveal itself when we put others on the spot. It causes us to vastly underestimate the pressures we place on those around us. Prof. Ulrike Malmendier, Edward J. and Mollie Arnold Professor of Finance, and Prof. Stefano DellaVigna, Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics, studied how this factors into charitable giving.
Twelve leading economists on the research that shaped our world in 2018
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."
Innovación para ejercitarse: el argentino que salió a competirle al crossfit
La Nacion online
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".
Three Haas faculty named among world’s most cited researchers
Haas Newsroom online
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.
Selected Papers & Publications (7)
Structural Behavioral EconomicsHandbook of Behavioral Economics
Doug Bernheim, Stefano DellaVigna, and David Laibson
What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert ForecastsReview of Economic Studies
Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope
Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?Journal of Political Economy
Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope
Reference-Dependent Job Search: Evidence from HungaryQuarterly Journal of Economics
Stefano DellaVigna, Attila Lindner, Balazs Reizer, and Johannes Schmieder
Does Conflict of Interest Lead to Biased Coverage? Evidence from Movie ReviewsReview of Economic Studies
Stefano DellaVigna and Johannes Hermle
Voting to Tell OthersReview of Economic Studies
Stefano DellaVigna, John List, Ulrike Malmendier, and Gautam Rao
Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in ItalyAEJ: Applied Economics
Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Durante, Brian Knight, and Eliana La Ferrara