Alberto Bisin is Professor of Economics at New York University. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society and of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. He is also a fellow of the NBER, CESS at NYU, and the CEPR. He is the co-organizer of the annual NBER Meeting on Culture and Institutions.
He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, obtained in 1994. He has held academic positions at MIT and NYU and visiting positions at many institutions, including Stanford, Berkeley, Chicago, Minnesota, Paris School of Economics, and Bocconi. His main academic contributions are in the fields of Historical Economics, Social Economics, Financial Economics, and Behavioral Economics. He has published more than 60 academic papers in economics journals and books, for which he is widely cited. He co-edited the Handbook of Social Economics and the Handbook of Historical Economics. He has been Associate Editor at several academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Theory and the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Finally, he is founding editor of NoiseFromAmerika.org and has regularly contributed op-eds for various Italian newspapers, notably La Stampa and La Repubblica.