Professor of Economics
Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the UBS Center
A former Professor of Economics at University College London and at Stockholm University, Fabrizio Zilibotti (born 07.09.1964) currently holds the Chair of Macroeconomics and Political Economy of the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. He is the President Elect of the European Economic Association (of which he will become President in 2016). He is the Scientific Director and Deputy Director of the UBS International Center of Economics in Society. He is a joint recipient of the Yrjo Jahnsson 2009 award from the European Economic Association and of the Sun Yefang 2012 Award from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (prize granted for the paper "Growing Like China"). He is a designated co-editor of Econometrica (in office as of 01.07.2015), the former chief editor (2009-14) of the Journal of the European Economic Association, a former director and managing editor (2002-06) of the Review of Economic Studies, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Growth and of China Economic Review. He has been the Principal Investigator of an ERC Advanced Grant. He is a director of the NBER Economic Fluctuations Group on Income Distribution and Macroeconomics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, EEA, CEPR and CESifo. His research interests include economic growth and development, political economy, macroeconomics, and the economic development of China. He has published papers in all top-five journals in economics: American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies . In addition, he has published papers (among others) in several top-field journals.