Eliana La Ferrara

Email:

eliana.laferrara@unibocconi.it

Research Programme Director

Researcher, State

Professor of Economics

Bocconi University

Eliana La Ferrara is the Research Programme Director for the IGC’s State research programme.

Eliana La Ferrara is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. She received her PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. Eliana is Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER) at Bocconi. She is a Fellow of the European Development Research Network (EUDN), an Affiliate of the Bureau for Research in the Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), and the Coordinator of the European network on Actors, Markets and Institutions in Developing Countires (AMID). Eliana is a member of the Council of the European Economic Association, and serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of the European Economic Association, the World Bank Economic Review and the Journal of African Economies. She has worked as consultant for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Her research is in the field of development economics, with a particular focus on the role of ethnicity, social norms and institutions. She is currently working on the economics of conflict in developing countries.

Content by Eliana La Ferrara
  • Multimedia Item - Video

    Building a functional state in difficult places

    Eliana La Ferrara, IGC research programme director, outlines four ways in which state functioning can be improved in fragile environments.

    September 13, 2016

  • Blog post

    Fighting poverty with soap operas

    With their tremendous reach and popularity, soap operas might at first look like light entertainment but they maybe a potent tool to influence attitudes and spur growth and development

    March 9, 2015 | Eliana La Ferrara

  • Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC Evidence Paper - State

    In a sizable number of developing countries, the public sector fails to provide many, if not most, critical public goods necessary for economic development. The presence of a well-functioning state is key to encouraging economic growth. Part of this concerns having a public sector that has the capacity to raise revenues and spend them effectively; and that policymakers...

    September 2, 2014 | Oriana Bandiera, Henrik Kleven, Eliana La Ferrara, Gerard Padró i Miquel, Michelle Tejada, Michel Azulai, Florian Blum

Email:

eliana.laferrara@unibocconi.it

Research Programme Director

Researcher, State

Professor of Economics

Bocconi University