Biographical sketch

Fabrizio Zilibotti is Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at Yale University.

He earned a Laurea in Political Science at the Università di Bologna (1989) and a Ph.D. (1994) of Economics at the London School of Economics. He holds a Honorary Master of Arts degree (M.A., privatim) from Yale University. He is a former professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University College London, Stockholm University, and the University of Zurich. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, EEA, CEPR and CESifo. He was the President of the European Economic Association in 2016.

He is the recipients of several grants and awards, among them, the Yrjö Jahnsson 2009 award (the European analogue of the John Bates Clark medal, assigned to the best economist in Europe under the age of 45); the Sun Yefang 2012 Award; the Ciliegia d’Oro (Golden Cherry) prize reserved to distinguished personalities in cultural, industrial, sport, and humanitarian fields from Emilia Romagna such as Enzo Ferrari and Luciano Pavarotti.

He has served in several editorial positions including co-editor of Econometrica (2016-19), chief editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (2009-14), and director and managing editor of the Review of Economic Studies (2002-06).

His research interests include macroeconomics, economic growth and development, family economics, and the economic development of China. He has published 75+ articles in international journals, among them, 16 in top-five journals: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies. He has 20,000+ Google Scholar Citations.

He is an Italian citizen hailing from the town of Vignola (Modena). He is married to Maria Saez Marti and the father of one daughter, Nora. Maria is also a faculty at Yale and a former chaired professor at the University of Zurich. Nora is currently a PhD student in Atmospheric Physics at the ETH Zurich, where she studies the effects of climate change. Here is a sample of her recent research on extreme midlatitude jets in a warming climate.