Graziella Bertocchi

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  • Master of Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy
Alma mater
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Modena
  • Economist
  • Professor of Economics
Known forConnecting economic growth within a historical perspective
AwardsGlobal Labor Organization in 2017

Graziella Bertocchi is an Italian economist and Professor of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Modena, Italy. She is known for her work connecting economic growth within a historical perspective.

Education and career

Bertocchi's undergraduate degree is from the University of Modena (1980). She earned an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983, and went on to receive a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.[1] She held an assistant professor position at Brown University, and then returned to the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in 1993.[1] She has been a full professor since 2000.[1] She is the president of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome, Italy.[2]

Academic work

Bertocchi has written on race, women in the economy and politics, as well as labor issues and the logic of enfranchisement.[3] Her primary fields of study are macroeconomics, political economy, and family economic.[4] Bertocchi's work on race has examined the link between slavery in the 1860s and present-day economic inequalities;[5] this was covered by Pacific Standard.[6] Bertocchi has also spoken on women and mathematics and the perceptions of mathematical ability in women.[7][8] Her work on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on black women[9][10] has been discussed in the media.[11] She has also addressed the economic impact of the pandemic on Europe.[12]

Bertocchi ranks highly in citations according to Research Papers in Economics; as of 2021, she is ranked in the top 5% of economics overall[13] and has an h-index at Google Scholar of 24.[14]

Selected publications

  • Bertocchi, Graziella; Canova, Fabio (2002-12-01). "Did colonization matter for growth?: An empirical exploration into the historical causes of Africa's underdevelopment". European Economic Review. 46 (10): 1851–1871. doi:10.1016/S0014-2921(01)00195-7.
  • Bertocchi, Graziella; Strozzi, Chiara (2008). "International migration and the role of institutions". Public Choice. 137 (1–2): 81–102. doi:10.1007/s11127-008-9314-x.
  • Bertocchi, Graziella; Spagat, Michael (2004-04-01). "The evolution of modern educational systems: Technical vs. general education, distributional conflict, and growth". Journal of Development Economics. 73 (2): 559–582. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2003.05.003.
  • Bertocchi, Graziella; Brunetti, Marianna; Torricelli, Costanza (2011-11-01). "Marriage and other risky assets: A portfolio approach". Journal of Banking & Finance. 35 (11): 2902–2915. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2011.03.019.

Honors and awards

Bertocchi was named a fellow of the Global Labor Organization in 2017.[15][1] She is also a senior fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.[16]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "CV for Bertocchi" (PDF). Retrieved December 31, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "Faculty". Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  3. "Graziella Bertocchi (President)". Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  4. "Graziella Bertocchi | IZA - Institute of Labor Economics". Retrieved 2021-08-24.
  5. Bertocchi, Graziella; Dimico, Arcangelo (2014-08-01). "Slavery, education, and inequality". European Economic Review. 70: 197–209. doi:10.1016/j.euroecorev.2014.04.007.
  6. Jacobs, Tom. "Slavery's Legacy: Race-Based Economic Inequality". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  7. Moriggi, Alessio (2018-01-31). "La matematica, Oxford e quell'aiuto tutto al femminile". (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-12-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. Pezzuoli, di Giovanna (2018-07-03). "Le economiste contano: un sito, un libro un convegno contro l'alibi che non ci sono esperte". Corriere della Sera (in italiano). Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  9. "COVID-19, Race, and Gender". Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  10. Bertocchi, Graziella; Dimico, Arcangelo (July 16, 2020). "COVID-19, Race, and Redlining". Covid Economics | Centre for Economic Policy Research (38). Retrieved 2021-12-31 – via{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. Wessel, Sophia Campbell, Tyler Powell, and David (2021-04-08). "Hutchins Roundup: Corporate borrowing costs, COVID mortality, and more". Brookings. Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  12. ""L'economia soffrirebbe anche senza restrizioni"". il Resto del Carlino (in italiano). November 4, 2020. Retrieved 2021-12-31.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. "Graziella Bertocchi | IDEAS/RePEc". Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  14. "Graziella Bertocchi". Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  15. "Graziella Bertocchi". Global Labor Organization (GLO). Retrieved 2021-12-31.
  16. "The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis - Senior Fellows". Retrieved 2021-12-31.

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