Orazio Attanasio is the Cowles Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. He was previously Professor of Economics at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he co-directed the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies and the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. Attanasio also edits Quantitative Economics. His research has focused on household consumption and saving behavior over the life cycle, risk sharing, labor supply and housing markets. More recently he has worked on the impact and design of conditional cash transfers (CCTs), on education choices and on early childhood development interventions as well as on the measurement of subjective expectations
Attanasio received his undergraduate degree in Economic and Statistical Sciences from the University of Bologna in 1982, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984 and 1988, respectively.