Livia Alfonsi
Job Market Paper:
Meet Your Future: Experimental Evidence on the Labor Market Effects of Mentors
Dissertation:
Essays in Development and Labor Economics
Fields of research:
  • Development Economics
  • Labor Economics
Publications / Working Papers:
  • Publications

    Alfonsi, L., Bandiera, O., Bassi, V., Burgess, R., Rasul, I., Vitali, A., (2020). "Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda". Econometrica (2020) 88(6): 2369-2414  

  • Working Papers

    Alfonsi, L., Namubiru, M., Spaziani, S. (2022). "Why Networks Matter for Employment: Experimental Evidence from the Meet Your Future Program". Accepted based on pre-results review Journal of Development Economics. Publication avenue TBD.

  • Alfonsi, L., Bauer, M., Chytilova, J., Miguel, E., (2022). “Human Capital Affects Religious Identity: Causal Evidence from Kenya”. Submitted.

  • Alfonsi, L., Namubiru, M., Spaziani, S., (2022). “Gender Gaps: Back and Here to Stay? Evidence from Skilled Ugandan Workers during COVID-19”. Submitted.

  • Alfonsi, L., De Souza Ferreira, P., (2022). “Whom would you rather work with? Gender discrimination in the referral system in Uganda”.

Education:
  • Bocconi University MSc in Economics Summa cum laude, 2015
  • Bocconi University BSc in Economics Summa cum laude, 2012
Honors and Awards:
  • Teaching Awards

    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award - top 10% of UC Berkley instructors, 2021

    Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award - top 10% of UC Berkley instructors, 2020

  • Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching: best student instructor of the entire MBA program, 2019

  • Fellowships

    ARE Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, 2022

  • Institute for Humane Studies Summer Fellowship, 2022

  • Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Graduate Student Research Award, 2021 

  • Rocca Dissertation Fellowship, 2021 

  • ARE Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, 2021

  • Rocca Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship, 2020

  • ARE Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, 2020

  • UC Berkeley Full Departmental Fellowship for PhD Studies, 2017

  • Research Grants

    2022: Clausen Center for International Business and Policy [$5,000]; Publication Accelerator Grant, Institute for Humane Studies [$5,000]; UC Berkeley Graduate Division Conference Travel Grant [$3,000]

     

  • 2021: JPAL Gender and Economic Agency Initiative [$9,650]

     

  • 2020: GCRF: UCL Internal Small Grants call [£78,750]; JPAL Jobs and Opportunity Initiative [$69,425] PEDL Exploratory Research Grant [£28,720] JPAL Post Primary Education Initiative [$49,180] Weiss Family Program Fund [$38,190] IZA: Gender, Growth & Labour Markets Program - G2LM|LIC [$10,800] 

     

  • 2019: ATAI: Evaluations to Understand Agricultural Transformation [$12,730]; Travel Grant for Exploratory Research, UC Berkeley [$1,200]; IDRC Award: CEGA-BRAC Learning Collaborative [$50,000]; CEGA Travel Grant [$3,600]; Ligon Fund for the Study of Population & Development Grant [$1,500]

Teaching:
  • Data & Decisions -- Fred Finan -- Graduate Student Instructor -- Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley -- Fall 2022
  • Macroeconomics -- James Wilcox -- Graduate Student Instructor -- Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley -- Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023*
  • Professional Preparation: Teaching of Environmental Economics and Policy -- Class Instructor -- UC Berkeley -- Fall 2021
  • Microeconomics -- James Sallee -- Graduate Student Instructor -- Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley -- Fall 2020
  • Microeconomics -- Aaron Bodoh Creed -- Graduate Student Instructor -- Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley -- Fall 2019
  • Development Economics -- David Roland-Holst -- Reader -- Agricultural & Resource Econ Dept., UC Berkeley -- Fall 2017
References:
  • David Card
    Professor, Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: card@berkeley.edu
    Phone: (510)-642-7162

  • Jeremy Magruder
    Associate Professor, Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: jmagruder@berkeley.edu
    Phone: (510)-643-8742

  • Edward Miguel
    Professor, Economics, UC Berkeley
    Email: emiguel@berkeley.edu
    Phone: (510)-642-7162

  • Imran Rasul
    Professor, Economics, University College London
    Email: i.rasul@ucl.ac.uk
    Phone: +44 (207) 679-58

Contact Information:

Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley
Giannini Hall 222
Berkeley, California 94720-3310
Email: livia.alfonsi@berkeley.edu
Phone: (202) 817-1368

Placement Directors:

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer
auffhammer@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-643-5472

Professor Sofia Villas-Boas
sberto@berkeley.edu

Placement Officer:

Diana Lazo
lazo@berkeley.edu
Tel: 510-642-3345

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