Fabrizio Zilibotti

Yale University, USA

I am happy to contribute this exciting project. I believe World of Labor can be a great tool to diffuse research ideas to broad audiences

IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, Yale University, USA

Research interest

Development economics, macroeconomics, political economy, economic development of China

Past positions

University of Zurich, Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy (2006–2017); Scientific Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society (2012–2017); Mr. and Mrs. Tien Oung Liu Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing) (2016–)


PhD, London School of Economics, 1994

Selected publications

  • Love Money, and Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids. Princeton University Press, 2019 (with M. Doepke).

  • “Networks in conflict: Theory and evidence from the Great War of Africa.” Econometrica 85:4 (207): 1093–1132 (with M. König, D. Rohner, and M. Thoenig).

  • “Parenting with style: Altruism and paternalism in intergenerational preference transmission.” Econometrica 85:5 (2017): 1331–1371 (with M. Doepke).

  • "Sovereign debt and structural reforms.” American Economic Review 109:12 (2019): 4220–4259 (with A. Mueller and K. Storesletten).

  • “Growing like China.” American Economic Review 101:1 (2011): 202–241 (with Z. M. Song and K. Storesletten).