Alberto Bisin


University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Economics, 1994

Academic appointments

Professor of Economics, New York University

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, New York University,2003-2007

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, New York University,1997-2003

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, MIT, 1993-1996


NSF Grant SES-9818844, 1999-2000

EEC Human Capital and Development Fellowship, 1996

EEC Human Capital and Development Fellowship, 1993-4

Review of Economic Studies Tour, 1994

Research Interests

General Equilibrium Theory, Financial Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Social Economics.

Publications related to this theme

Other publications

The Distribution of Wealth and Fiscal Policy in Economies with Finitely Lived Agents, with Jess Benhabib and Shenghao Zhu, Econometrica, 79(1), 122-57, January 2011.

The Economics of Cultural Transmission and Socialization, with Thierry Verdier, 2010, to appear in Handbook of Social Economics, Jess Benhabib, Alberto Bisin, Matt Jackson, eds., Elsevier.

Ethnic Identity and Labor Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Europe, with Eleonora Patacchini, Thierry Verdier, and Yves Zenou, forthcoming in Economic Policy, 2010.

Present-Bias, Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting, and Fixed Costs, with Jess Benhabib and Andy Schotter, 69, 205-23, Games and Economic Behavior, 2010.

Managerial Hedging, Equity Ownership, and Firm Value, with Viral Acharya, Rand Journal of Economics, 40(1),  47-77, spring 2009.

Efficient Competitive Equilibria with Adverse Selection, with Piero Gottardi, Journal of Political Economy, 114(3), 2006.

Markets as Beneficial Constraints on the Government, with Adriano Rampini, Journal of Public Economics, 90, 601-629, 2006.

Rational Expectations Equilibria of Economies with Local Interactions, with Ulrich Horst and Onur Ozgur, Journal of Economic Theory, 127(1), 2006.

An Empirical Analysis of Religious Homogamy and Socialization in the U.S, with Giorgio Topa and Thierry Verdier,  Journal of Political Economy, 112(3), 615-64, 2004.

Modeling Internal Commitment Mechanisms and Self-Control: A Neuroeconomics Approach to Consumption-Saving Decisions, with Jess Benhabib, Games and Economic Behavior, Special Issue on Neuroeconomics, 52(2), 460-92, 2004.

Moral Hazard and Non-exclusive Contracts, with Danilo Guaitoli, Rand Journal of Economics, 35(2), 306-28, Summer 2004.

The Economics of Cultural Transmission and the Evolution of Preferences, with Thierry Verdier, Journal of Economic Theory, 97(2), 298-319, 2001.

Beyond the Melting Pot: Cultural Transmission, Marriage, and the Evolution of Ethnic and Religious Traits,  with Thierry Verdier, Quarterly Journal of Economics, CXV(3), 955-988, 2000.

General Competitive Analysis with Asymmetric Information, with Piero Gottardi, Journal of Economic Theory, 87(1), 1-48, 1999.

General Equilibrium with Endogenously Incomplete Financial Markets, Journal of Economic Theory, 82(1), 19-45, 1998.