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Stefano Barbieri
Associate Professor
309B Tilton Hall


Ph.D., Economics (2004), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
B.S., Economics (1998), summa cum laude, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy


Stefano Barbieri is Associate Professor of Economics at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Before moving to the United States from Italy, Dr. Barbieri received his B.S. in economics from Bocconi University in Milan in 1998. Dr. Barbieri is interested in cooperation broadly defined. Examples of applications of his research include the behavioral basis of the decision to join a citizens’ group, the analysis of efficiency and profitability of various fundraising mechanisms, the effects of complementarity of efforts within teams and on the competition across teams, and the analysis of how a focus on poverty and inequality shapes the political economy incentives to cooperate within governments.

Stefano Barbieri is co-editor of Economic Inquiry. His research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, and the Journal of Public Economic Theory.


Research interests: public economics, economic theory, fundraising, contests