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Stefano DellaVigna

Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration
Haas Economic Analysis and Policy Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Personal Homepage: http://eml.berkeley.edu/~sdellavi/index.html
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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PhD, Harvard University, Department of Economics

MA, Harvard University, Department of Economics

Degree in Economics, Summa cum Laude, Laurea Bocconi University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2014

2014 – present, Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration

2013 – 2014, Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics

2012 – 2013, Professor

2008 – 2012, Associate Professor

2002 – 2008, Assistant Professor

External Service and Assignments

  • Co-Editor, Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009-2013
  • 2015 AEA Nominating Committee
  • Organizer of Russell Sage Foundation Meeting on “Behavioral Labor Economics”, 2015
  • Program Committee, 2013 AEA Meetings

Current Research and Interests

  • Behavioral Economics

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy” (with Ruben Durante, Brian Knight, and Eliana La Ferrara), AEJ: Applied Economics, January 2016.
  • “Testing for Altruism and Social Pressure in Charitable Giving” (with John List and Ulrike Malmendier), Quarterly Journal of Economics, February 2012, Vol. 127, pp. 1-56
  • “Psychology and Economics: Evidence from the Field”, Journal of Economic Literature, June 2009, Vol. 47, pp. 315-372
  • “Does Movie Violence Increase Violent Crime?” (with Gordon Dahl), Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 2009, Vol. 124, pp. 677-734.
  • “Investor Inattention and Friday Earnings Announcements” (with Joshua Pollet), Journal of Finance, April 2009, Vol. 64, pp. 709-749.
  • “The Fox News Effect: Media Bias and Voting” (with Ethan Kaplan), Quarterly Journal of Economics, August 2007, Vol. 122, pp. 1187-1234.

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Refereeing Award 2011 and 2012, American Economic Review.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2008-2010.
  • UC Berkeley Campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008.
  • Social Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2007.
  • Social Sciences Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, UC Berkeley, 2004.

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