Alessandra Voena is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics of Stanford University. Her research focuses on economics of the family, labour economics, and development economics. Prior to joining Stanford University she was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and previously a Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Voena received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Torino in Italy in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2011.
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