Professor of Economics, Columbia University (USA). Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA (USA).
Alessandra Casella is professor of Economics at Columbia University and a fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Ma), and the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). She is a graduate of Universita’ Bocconi and received her PhD in Economics from MIT in 1989, taught at UC Berkeley before moving to Columbia in 1993, and held the position of Directeur d’ Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris and Marseilles) from 1996 to 2010. Her main research interests are political economy, public economics, and international economics. Casella has been the recipient of numerous fellowships: she has been a Guggenheim fellow, a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, a Russell Sage fellow and a Straus fellow at the NYU Law School. Her articles have appeared in the main economic journals—American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies—and her book "Storable Votes. Protecting the Minority Voice" was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Casella is the director of the Columbia Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences.