2013: Veronica Guerrieri

Veronica Guerrieri won the 2013 edition of the Carlo Alberto Medal.

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Born in Livorno in 1976, Veronica Guerrieri received her BA and MA in Economics from the Università Bocconi in 2000 and 2001, and her Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2006. Upon completing her doctorate, she was hired by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she is now Professor of Economics. She has been a visiting professor at New York University, London School of Economics, CREI, Yale University and MIT, and a visiting scholar at the Minneapolis Fed. She is a Sloan Research Fellow, a Research Associate of the NBER, and an Associate Editor of the American Economic Review and of Theoretical Economics.

Motivation

In the words of scholars who nominated her: “Veronica is a broad ranging economist who has contributed significantly to our understanding of labor markets both at the micro and at the macro level.” She has done very enlightening work on the role of asymmetric information within the labor search model, but has “also contributed to understanding the dynamics of liquidity and capital accumulation.” In particular, “her current research on financial frictions, liquidity traps and flight to quality are major contributions to the literature in the wake of the recent crisis and impacting policy at top policy institutions.” Moreover, “her recent work on fund manager career concerns and volatility demonstrates how the interaction of agency problems in fund manager’s decisions can affect equilibrium price dynamics and impact volatility.”

The Carlo Alberto Lecture

The award ceremony will take place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in the Fall, as part of the inauguration ceremony of the 2013-2014 academic year.