Alessandra Voena is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and the University of Chicago. Prior to moving to Chicago, she was a Giorgio Ruffolo Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on economics of the family, labor economics, and development economics. While at Stanford, she was a Graduate Dissertation Fellow at the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Studies and was selected to participate in the May 2011 Review of Economic Studies European Tour.
Voena received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Torino in Italy in 2005, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2011.