Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Luigi Pistaferri

Professor of Economics
Stanford University
Visiting Scholar
2/22/16 3/4/16

Luigi Pistaferri focuses his research on labor economics and applied econometrics. In his recent work, he has examined the trade-off between insurance value and the incentive cost of disability benefits, as well as how those benefits interact with other welfare programs.

In addition to his faculty position at Stanford, Pistaferri is the Ralph Landau Senior Fellow at Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is also affiliated with National Bureau of Economic Research, the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Before joining the faculty at Stanford, he served as a research economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Co-editor of the American Economic Review, Pistaferri is also an associate editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association, Quantitative Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

Pistaferri holds a bachelor's degree in international trade and foreign exchange markets from Istituto Universitario Navale in Naples and a PhD in economics from University College, London.  

Previous Visits

  • 2015: March 10-13