Alessandra Voena

Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Alessandra Voena is a labour and development economist whose research focuses primarily on the economics of the family and the economics of gender. Her most recent work studies the economic consequences of the cultural norms around marriage on human capital investments in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. She is currently a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow at SIEPR, a Research Affiliate at CEPR and a Faculty Research Fellow at NBER. Voena received a PhD in economics in 2011 from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Torino in Italy in 2005. She was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship in 2017 and the Carlo Alberto Medal in the same year.

Recent work by Alessandra Voena