Stefano DellaVigna

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

University of California, Berkeley

Stefano DellaVigna is the Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in behavioral economics and is a co-director of the Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance.

Stefano's 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, the analysis of scientific journals and in particular editorial choices; and the study of reference dependence for unemployed workers.

Stefano received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. 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 (2004 to 2007), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow for 2008 to 2010, and is a Distinguished Teaching Award winner (2008). He was also a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA) from 2009 to 2013.