Fabiano Schivardi


Current position
Full Professor, Luiss University

  • 1998 Stanford University, Ph. D. in Economics
  • Laurea in Economics, magna cum laude.
  • Research Interests
  • Industrial Organization, Applied Micro, Labor.
  • Other affiliations
  • Research Fellow, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Research Affiliate

Previous Positions

  • 2014-2017  Rodolfo DeBenedetti Professor of Entrepreneurship, Università Bocconi
  • 2012-2014  Professor, Luiss University
  • 2006-20012: Full Professor, University of Cagliari
  • 2004-2006 Head of the Industrial Organization Unit, Bank of Italy, Research Department
  • 2003-2004 Harvard Economics Department, visiting fellow 
  • 1998-2004 Economist, Bank of Italy, Research Department

Recent Selected Publications

  • "Credit within the firm", with Luigi Guiso and Luigi Pistaferri, Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
  • "Does Idiosyncratic Business Risk Matter for Growth? ", with C. Michelacci, Journal of the European Economic Association, forthcoming.
  • "Entry Barriers in Italian Retail Trade", with E. Viviano, Economic Journal, Vol. 121, pp. 145-170, 2011.
  • "What determines entrepreneurial clusters?", with L. Guiso, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 61-86, 2011.
  • "Skill dispersion and Productivity: an Analysis with Matched Data", with S. Iranzo and E. Tosetti, Journal of Labor Economics¸ Vol. 26, pp. 247-285,
  • "Strategic Experimentation and Disruptive Technological Change," with M. Schneider, Review of Economic Dynamics, Vol. 11, pp. 386-412, 2008.
  • "Spillovers in Industrial Districts", with Luigi Guiso, Economic Journal, Vol. 117, pp. 68-93, 2007.
  • "Insurance within the Firm", with L. Guiso and L. Pistaferri, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 113, pp. 1054-1087, 2005.
  • Other professional activities
  • Co-author of the Report to the Prime Minister for the reform of the firms subsidies system ("Rapporto Giavazzi")
  • Member of the panel for the research assessment of the Italian University system (GEV), 2011-2012.
  • Member of the founding group of EIEF
  • Member of the Panel for Economic Policy, 2010-2012
  • Member of the Editorial committee of lavoce.info (for my policy articles there, see http://www.lavoce.info/lavocepuntoinfo/autori/-redazione_lavoce/pagina662.html)


  • National coordinator for the Italian PRIN grant Labor and Finance, financed by the MIUR for the years 2012-2014
  • Coordinator for the regional grant "What generates an entrepreneur?", 2011-2012
  • Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies, grant for the project A comparative analysis of firms' post-entry performance: the US and Italy, entailing access to the US firm level data of the Institute (November 2011).
  • Local coordinator for the Italian PRIN grant Corporate Ownership, Control and Governance, financed by the MIUR for the years 2007-2009
  • Coordinator for the regional grant La valutazione delle politiche scolastiche della Regione Sardegna, 2010-2011
  • Participants to the IAREG and EFIGE projects, financed by the EU within the seventh framework