Our research environment combines profound knowledge of the principles governing modern economics and rigorous statistical and econometric tools. These attributes help the Institute be established as a center of excellence in applied economics and econometrics, in domains ranging from international trade to labor markets and migration, to development and environmental issues, to banking and finance, to panel data and time series models and so on.

The Institute’s research is not only limited to publications in top scientific journals, but also consists in collaborative work with many of the international organizations located in Geneva and elsewhere, such as the World Trade Organization, UNCTAD, the International Labor Organization, the United Nations Development Program, the International Trade Center, the World Bank, CIMMYT, and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Weekly seminars, conferences, joint-research projects, and internships allow the Institute to have a significant positive impact outside the scientific community.

Our researchers are also committed to helping the cause of a better world with many of them advising for international organizations, national and local governments in both developing and developed countries on topics that range from inequality, poverty, unemployment and human development, to socio-economic impacts of desertification, export promotion, diversification and globalization, as well as on modelling issues.


Selected Publications

Leonardi, M., Pellizzari, M., Tabasso, D.(2018)
Wage Compression within the firm.
The Economic Journal, forthcoming.

Angelucci, M., De Giorgi, G., & Rasul, I.(2018)
Consumption and Investment in Resource Pooling Family Networks.
The Economic Journal, 128(615), 2613-2651
DOI: 10.1111/ecoj.12534.

Cunha, J., De Giorgi, G., & Jayachandran, S.(2018)
The Price Effects of Cash Versus In-Kind Transfers.
Review of Economic Studies, DOI: 10.1093/restud/rdy018.

Guell M., Pellizzari, M., Pica G. & Rodrìguez Mora, J. V.(2018)
Correlating Social Mobility and Aggregate Economic Outcomes.
The Economic Journal. DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2608069.

Mrázová, M., &  Neary, J. P. (2017).
Not So Demanding: Demand Structure and Firm Behavior.
The American Economic Review, 107(12), 3835–3874. DOI: 10.1257/aer.20160175

Di Falco, S., Feri, F., Pin, P., & Vollenweider, X. (2017).
Ties that bind: Network Redistributive Pressure and Economic Decisions in Village Economies.
Journal of Development Economics, 131, 123–131. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2017.12.001

Nicita, A., Olarreaga, M., & Silva, P. A. (2016).
Cooperation in WTO's Tariff Waters?
Journal of Political Economy. DOI: 10.1086/697085

Braga, B., Paccagnella, M., & Pellizzari, M. (2016).
The Impact of College Teaching on Students’ Academic and Labor Market Outcomes.
Journal of Labor Economics, 34(3), 781–822. DOI: 10.1086/684952




Three essays on the economics of immigration (Nguyen, T 2018)

Essays on Trade and Urban Economics (Grujovic, A 2018)

Issues in International Economics: From Commercial Policies to the Advent of Online Trade (Boffa, M. 2016)

Beyond Tariffs: Three Essays on Non-Conventional Impediments to Trade (Bratt, M. 2016)

Three Essays on the Diversity of Audiovisual (Masood, M. 2016)

Three Essays on Labour Economics (Vaccaro, G. 2016)

Essays on Location Choice: Agglomeration, Amenities and Housing (Boualam, B. 2015)

Three Essays on International Trade Policy: Regional Trade Agreements and Non-Tariff Measures (Crivelli, P. A. 2015)

Risk Collateral and Investor Sentiment in Exchange Traded Funds(Iseli, G. 2015)


Heretogeneity and International Economics (Trachsel, V. 2018)

Heterogeneous Coefficient Identification and Estimation in Econometric Models (Theler, R. 2018)

Varying Coefficient Models in Presence of Endogeneity (Benini, G. 2017)

Three Essays in Econometrics: Robust Model and Moment Selection in GMM and An Application of Semi-Parametric Taylor Rules (De Porres Ortiz De Urbina, C. 2016)

Essays in Financial Econometrics (Kadilli, A. 2016)

Capabilities Opportunities and Public Policies: Analysis Through Simultaneous Equation Models With Latent Variables (Nogales Carvajal, C. R. 2016)

Measurement and Effects of Home Care Policy on Health Care Use (Goncalves, J. 2015)

Computational Methods for Dynamic Asset Allocation (Cabej, G. 2014)

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