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
- Doug Bernheim, Stefano DellaVigna, and David Laibson. Structural Behavioral Economics. Handbook of Behavioral Economics.
- Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope. What Motivates Effort? Evidence and Expert Forecasts. Review of Economic Studies.
- Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope. Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What?. Journal of Political Economy.
- Stefano DellaVigna, Attila Lindner, Balazs Reizer, and Johannes Schmieder. Reference-Dependent Job Search: Evidence from Hungary. Quarterly Journal of Economics.
- Stefano DellaVigna and Johannes Hermle. Does Conflict of Interest Lead to Biased Coverage? Evidence from Movie Reviews. Review of Economic Studies.
- Stefano DellaVigna, John List, Ulrike Malmendier, and Gautam Rao. Voting to Tell Others. Review of Economic Studies.
- Stefano DellaVigna, Ruben Durante, Brian Knight, and Eliana La Ferrara. Market-Based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy. AEJ: Applied Economics.
At Haas since 2014
2014 – present, Professor of Business Administration
2013 – present, Daniel E. Koshland, Sr. Distinguished Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
2012 – 2013, Professor, Department of Economics
2008 – 2012, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
2002 – 2008, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
2017 – 2018, Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Institute on Behavior and Inequality (briq)
2015 – 2016, Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, Department of Economics
2005, Visiting Fellow, Princeton University, Department of Economics
2005, Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
- 2017 – present, Co-Editor, American Economic Review
- 2018 – 2019, Co-Editor, Handbook of Behavioral Economics, Elsevier (with Doug Bernheim and David Laibson)
- 2009-present, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, (Labor Studies, Political Economy)
- 2004-2009, Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (Labor Studies, Political Economy)
Fellow, The Econometric Society
Fellow, The American Academic of Arts & Sciences
AEJ-Applied Best Paper Prize
Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters
2016, 2017, 2018
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award
- Six faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, UC Berkeley News, 04/22/2021
- The Influence You Have: Why We Fail To See Our Power Over Others, NPR, 02/24/2020
- Twelve leading economists on the research that shaped our world in 2018, Quartz, 12/28/2018
- Innovación para ejercitarse: el argentino que salió a competirle al crossfit, La Nacion (Spanish), 12/23/2016
- Three Haas faculty named among world’s most cited researchers, Haas Newsroom, 01/20/2016