You can reach me at:

Pamela Giustinelli
Department of Economics and IGIER
Bocconi University
Via Roentgen, 1
20136 Milan, Italy
e-mails: pamela.giustinelli@gmail.com, 
phone: +39 02 5836 3413

Welcome to my page!

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, my research and teaching homes since February 2017.

I am also an Affiliate of IGIER and LEAP at Bocconi as well as of the HCEO Working Group at the University of Chicago.

Before moving to Bocconi, I had the privilege of working for over six years, (first as a Faculty Research Fellow and then as a Research Assistant Professor), at the Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, within the Health and Retirement Study, to which I continue to be affiliated as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor. 

Research wise, I am interested in modeling, 
measurement, empirical analysis, and policy
implications of how individuals and groups make consequential 
economic decisions in the presence of partial information and "Knightian" uncertainty, especially within the family and in relation to human capital broadly defined (education, labor, health). 

Here are examples of questions I research:
  • How do preferences, beliefs, choice sets, locus of decision-making, and other elements of a choice situation determine what choices people make and how they make those choices? And how are those elements formed? 
  • What information do individuals or groups have (use) when making decisions under uncertainty? What assumptions do they make? And what information is or is not shared among decision makers in multilateral settings? 
  • What are the implications of the above points for policy?
  • To inform modeling, identification, and prediction of choice behaviors, what components of individuals' and groups' decision processes can we sensibly measure in surveys? From whom? And in what formats?
You can read a recent interview about my research and related issues here.