Orazio Attanasio

Cowles Professor of Economics

Orazio Attanasio is the Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University. Professor Attanasio’s research interests include household consumption, saving, and labor supply behavior; risk sharing; evaluation and design of policies in developing countries; human capital accumulation in developing countries; early years interventions; micro credit; and measurement tools in surveys. In 2016, he was awarded the Carlos Diaz Alejandro prize by LACEA and the Klaus Jacobs Research Prize by the Jacob Foundation. In 2017, he was elected 2nd vice president of the Econometric Society, to serve as president in 2020. After obtaining a Ph.D. at the London School of Economics, Professor Attanasio taught at Stanford, where he was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, as well as the University of Bologna. He joins Yale from University College London.