Giacomo De Giorgi

Professor, GSEM-University of Geneva


PhD, University College London

Giacomo De Giorgi is Professor of Economics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.

Before this he was Senior Economist at the New York Federal Reserve. He was also ICREA Research Professor at MOVE-UAB and BSE Research Professor. Before this, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He has been Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of California-Berkeley. He is Research Affiliate of BREAD, Faculty Research Fellow of CEPR, and Research Fellow of NBER. He is also Faculty Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID) and Affiliate of Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti (fRDB).

Prof. De Giorgi's research interests include Development, Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Consumption Smoothing, Insurance Networks, and Social Interactions. In 2011, he received an IGC grant for his project, "Exit from Informality: Carrot and Stick." In 2009 he received an FSI and an SCID grant for Financial Literacy and Development and an IRiSS-seeds grant for Climate Change and Development.

In 2015, The Royal Economic Society and the Economic Journal selected Professor De Giorgi and co-author Michele Pellizzari (University of Geneva) to receive the Royal Economic Society Prize for their paper, "Understanding Social Interactions: Evidence from the Classroom."

Working Papers


Open Access       Giacomo De Giorgi, Luca Gambetti and Constanza Naguib

The Black and white differential in income and consumption dynamics

The Journal of Economic Inequality, February 2024, 10.1007/s10888-023-09618-1
Open Access
Giacomo De Giorgi, and

Consumption network effects

Review of Economic Studies, Vol.87, No 1, 130–163, January 2020, 10.1093/restud/rdz026
Jesse M. Cunha, Giacomo De Giorgi and

The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers

Review of Economic Studies, Vol.86, No 1, 240-281, January 2019, 10.1093/restud/rdy018