Fabrizio Zilibotti, newly appointed Tuntex Professor of International and Development Economics, focuses his research on China’s economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics and economic development. His appointment will take effect on July 1.
A citizen of Italy, Zilibotti obtained a Laurea in political science from the Università di Bologna, as well as a master’s and a doctorate. in Economics at the London School of Economics. His academic career includes professorships at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), University College London and IIES-Stockholm University, among other institutions. He has also held visiting positions at Bocconi University (Milan) and at the Universities of Oslo, Bologna, Southampton and CERGE-EI Prague. His most recent appointment was as Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy at the University of Zurich.
Zilibotti has published articles in numerous international journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies, among other publications. He has held several editorial positions, including Co-Editor-in-Chief of Econometrica, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the European Economic Association, Director and Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Economic Studies and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Growth. .
The renowned economist is a member of the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, the Center for Economic and Political Research and CESifo. He is co-director of the NBER Economic Fluctuations Group on Income Distribution and Macroeconomics. He was president of the European Economic Association in 2016.
Zilibotti is the winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Prize (best economist in Europe under 45) and the Sun Yefang Prize of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences for his article “Growing Like China”. He received the Ciliegia d’Oro (Golden Cherry) prize awarded to “eminent personalities in the cultural, industrial, sporting or humanitarian fields” of the region of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy.