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 of Bocconi University in Milan and an Affiliate of IGIER and LEAP, my new research and teaching homes since February 2017.

Before moving to Bocconi, I had the privilege to work for six and a half years, (first as a Faculty Research Fellow and then as a Research Assistant Professor), at the Institute for Social Research's Survey Research Center of the University of Michigan, to which I am currently affiliated as an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor.

I am also affiliated to a number of external networks and projects, including the 
Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group of the University of Chicago, the Center for Research and Social Progress, and the HUMAN Project based at the Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making (New York University).

Research-wise, I am interested in measurement, modeling, empirical analysis, and policy implications (and their interactions!), of how individuals and groups make consequential economic decisions in the presence of limited information and "Knightian" uncertainty, especially within the family and human capital contexts. 

Here are examples of questions I research:
  • How do preferences, beliefs, choice sets, and other elements of a choice situation determine what choices people make and how they make those choices? (That is, the "decision rules," "decision protocols," or "modes of interactions" they use.) 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.