Short Biography

Before joining the University of Mannheim, Antonio’s main university appointments were at the University of California at Berkeley and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He has also taught at graduate level at Stanford University, the London School of Economics, and the London Business School. His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, the American Economic Journals, Econometrica, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Review of Economic Studies, the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Antonio has been editor of The Economic Journal and on the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies. He has been on the executive committee of the European Economic Association and scientific chair of the association’s meeting in Barcelona. Antonio is a member of the Centre of Economic Policy Research in London where he directed the Economic Growth Group. He has participated in academic evaluation panels of various universities and institutions, including the European Research Council and the BBVA Foundation.

Antonio’s first university degree is from the London School of Economics where he graduated from the M.Sc. Program in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics and was awarded the Ely Devons Prize together with David Laibson. His Ph.D. is from Stanford University.

Antonio grew up and went to school in Neckarsulm where his parents, from the region of Irpinia in Southern Italy, had found work at the NSU car factory. After graduating from the Albert-Schweitzer Gymnasium, he studied economics first at the University of Freiburg and later, with the support of the Studien­stiftung des deutschen Volkes, the University of Konstanz.