Stefania Albanesi is a Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh, a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and a Research Associate at NBER. Albanesi's research interests are in macroeconomics, public economics, and labor economics. Her current research concentrates on understanding the determinants of household borrowing and default behavior, and on quantifying the impact of changing trends in female participation on aggregate business cycles. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, she was a research economist at the New York Fed, an Associate Professor of Economics at Columbia University and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Duke University.
Albanesi received her B.A. in Economics from Universita' Bocconi in 1996 and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.