Giacomo De Giorgi

“Before coming to Barcelona, Giacomo De Giorgi 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.”

Content by Giacomo De Giorgi
  • Project

    Climate Volatility Change and Precautionary Behaviour

    Climate change has generated much attention. Upward trends in average temperature are well documented facts. While somewhat less attention has been devoted to the impact of the increase in climate volatility on behavior is relatively less studied. In standard models with uncertainty or risk, precautionary behavior, and lack of formal insurance, agents self-insure by...

    10 Oct 2014 | Giacomo De Giorgi, Luigi Pistaferri

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Climate Change Volatility and Crop Choices (Working Paper)

    6 Mar 2013 | Giacomo De Giorgi, Luigi Pistaferri

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Climate change volatility and crop choices (policy brief)

    Whilst climate change undoubtedly affects average temperatures, less attention has been paid to weather volatility and the effect of this on the behaviour of farmers. Changes in the volatility of weather is a fundamental input of the agricultural production function. In standard models, agents self-insure by building up assets or engaging in behaviour designed to...

    1 Mar 2013 | Giacomo De Giorgi, Luigi Pistaferri