Luigi Guiso
Luigi Guiso

Visiting Professor of Finance

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Luigi Guiso is the Axa Professor of Household Finance at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome. He has held positions at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at the European University Institute in Florence. He has directed the Finance Programme at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London for five years and taught as a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Imperial College in London, and at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He spent part of his career with the Research Department of the Bank of Italy before moving to academia. Besides his work in the field of household finance, he has contributed research in the field of labor economics, firm investments and financial decisions, entrepreneurship and banking, political economy and institutions, and in the recent field of culture and economics. His research has been published in major scholarly journals such as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and the American Economic Review.
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Mphil in Economics, 1982, University of Essex
Msc in Economics, 1980, London School of Economics
Bachelor in Political Science (laurea), 1978, Universita di Sassari

Academic Positions
AXA Professor of Household Finance, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, 2007-present
Professor of Economics, European University Institute, 2006-2011
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Imperial College, 2006-2006
Professor of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2005-2006
Visiting Professor, University of Chicago, 2004-2006

Other Professional Experience
, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance , 1997-present
Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, 1992-present
Finance Programme Director, Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2006-2011

Grants and Awards
Smith Breeden Prize, American Finance Association
Nasdaq Award, World Financial Association
Nominated for the Brattle Prize, Journal of Finance

Conference Presentations
Atlantic Economic Society, Robert A. Mundell Distinguished Address, 1/01/2009
European Economic Association, Marshall Lecture: "Social Capital as Culture"

Print Research
Research Interests
Household Financial and Savings Choices, Preference Measurement and Formation, Culture and Economics, Macroeconomics and Finance.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Macroeconomic Policy and Global Capital Markets (FINC-941-0)

This course counts toward the following majors: Finance, International Business, Analytical Finance

How do national economies evolve and interact in a globalized world? This course focuses on the economic forces and the policy responses that are relevant for business and investment strategies. Specific topics include the meaning and measures of national and international economic activity; what determines which emerging markets develop and grow, while others stagnate; what drives business cycles, how they are propagated globally, and how government policy responds; monetary policy decisions and their effect on financial institutions and credit markets; government liabilities and how markets react to government debt; what determines trade deficits and surpluses, and the relative strength of a currency. The course provides a high-level overview to aid business planning, investment strategies, and policy analysis.