Patrizio Piraino

Patrizio Piraino

Associate Professor of Global Affairs

PhD Economics, Universita’ di Siena, Italy

Patrizio Piraino is an associate professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs. His research focuses on the intersection of education and development, including human capital and labor market policies in developing regions, and the broader determinants of socio-economic disadvantage.

He is an affiliate with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and is an associate with Equalchances.org, a world database on equality of opportunity and social mobility, and the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit.

Piraino has worked as an associate professor of economics at the University of Cape Town, as a research economist at Statistics Canada, and has been a visiting scholar at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the University of California at Berkeley. He previously led a large multi-institutional collaboration, involving a large number of universities from the Global South, that examined education and social measures that could alleviate poverty.

Piraino earned a laurea in political economy and a PhD in economics from Universita’ di Siena in Italy.


Areas of Interest

  • Development
  • Labor Economics