Jérôme Adda earned his Ph.D in Economics at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) after studying biology at AgroParisTech and economics and statistics at ENSAE in Paris. He is a professor of Economics at Bocconi since 2014. Prior to that he had the privilege of being a professor at the European University Institute (Florence), as well as a Professor at University College London. He has been a visiting Associate Professor at the economics department at Berkeley in 2006-07.

He was a managing editor for the Review of Economic Studies, 2013-2017.

His research interests include Health Economics, Labor Economics and Macroeconomics. His main contributions have been on the effect of public policies on health behavior, the links between income and health, the role of human capital on career choices over the life cycle. Many of his papers have been published in journals such as the JPE, the AER or the QJE.