Graziella Bertocchi



Full Professor, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
President, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Director, Centre for Economic Research (RECent)


University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1988
University of Modena, BA, 1980


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Research Interests

Macroeconomics, Comparative Development, Political Economy, Family Economics, Household Finance, Research Evaluation

Selected Publications

"Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S." (with Arcangelo Dimico, Francesco Lancia and Alessia Russo), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, forthcoming.

"The Long-Term Determinants of Female HIV Infection in Africa: The Slave Trade, Polygyny, and Sexual Behavior" (with Arcangelo Dimico), Journal of Development Economics 140, 2019, 90-105.

"Women, Medieval Commerce, and the Education Gender Gap" (with Monica Bozzano), Journal of Comparative Economics 44, 2016, 496-521.

"Bibliometric Evaluation vs. Informed Peer Review: Evidence from Italy" (with Alfonso Gambardella, Tullio Jappelli, Carmela Nappi and Franco Peracchi), Research Policy 44, 2015, 451-466.

"Slavery, Education, and Inequality" (with Arcangelo Dimico), European Economic Review 70, 2014, 197-209.

"Who Holds the Purse Strings within the Household? The Determinants of Intra-family Decision Making" (with Marianna Brunetti and Costanza Torricelli), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 101, 2014, 65-86.

"The Racial Gap in Education and the Legacy of Slavery" (with Arcangelo Dimico), Special Issue on Slavery, Colonialism and Institutions Around the World, Journal of Comparative Economics 40, 2012, 581-595.

"The Enfranchisement of Women and the Welfare State", European Economic Review 55, 2011, 535-553.

"Marriage and Other Risky Assets: A Portfolio Approach" (with Marianna Brunetti and Costanza Torricelli), Journal of Banking & Finance 35, 2011, 2902-2915.

"The Evolution of Citizenship: Economic and Institutional Determinants" (with Chiara Strozzi), Journal of Law and Economics 53, 2010, 95-136.

"The Law of Primogeniture and the Transition from Landed Aristocracy to Industrial Democracy", Journal of Economic Growth 11, 2006, 41-68.

"Did Colonization Matter for Growth? An Empirical Exploration into the Historical Causes of Africa's Underdevelopment" (with Fabio Canova), European Economic Review 46, 2002, 1851-1871.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

Research Fellow: CEPR and IZA

Research Associate: CHILD-CCA

Member: Academia Europaea and Dondena


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E-mail: graziella.bertocchi[at]
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