Professor | Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics
Economic Analysis & Policy


Stefano DellaVigna is the Daniel Koshland, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley. He specializes in Behavioral Economics (Psychology and Economics) and is a co-director of the Berkeley Initiative for Behavioral Economics and Finance. He has published in international journals such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Labor Economics. He has been a Principal Investigator for an NSF Grant, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and is a Distinguished Teaching Award winner. He was also a co-editor of the Journal of the European Economic Association (JEEA).

His recent work has focused on the economics of the media, and in particular the impact on voting (through persuasion) and the study of conflicts of interest; the design of model-based field experiments, including the role of social pressure in charitable giving and voting, and the analysis of scientific journals and in particular editorial choices; the study of reference-dependence for unemployed workers.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Psychology and Economics
  • Media Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics