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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. I am also affiliated to the UBS Center of Economics in Society, and research affiliate at IZA, fRDB, and HCEO. You can contact me at pietro.biroli [at] econ.uzh.ch

Fields: 
Health Economics, 
Labor Economics, 
Applied Microeconometrics. 

My research focuses on the early origins and life cycle evolution of health and human capital. I explore the importance of genetics, family investment, and early childhood interventions in explaining health and economic inequality. With my work I aim to understand the mechanisms through which effective policy interventions and optimal choices of investment can help mitigate innate inequalities and promote health and human capital development.