Assistant Professor of Economics, Columbia Business School
Tommaso Porzio is an assistant professor in the Economics Division at Columbia Business School, and a Research Affiliate at CEPR, Y-RISE, and CDEP. He is a macroeconomist studying questions related to economic development. His research primarily studies the role of human capital for growth, with a focus on understanding the barriers that may prevent individuals from exploiting their talent, and the way through which the organization of production shapes technological choices and ultimately economic development.
Tommaso holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and Msc and BA from Bocconi University. Before joining Columbia, he was an Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego.
Recent work by Tommaso Porzio
Growth in human capital reduces agricultural labour supply, while in turn the expansion of non-agricultural sectors drives human capital growth
Rental markets for large machines between small firms allow them to achieve economies of scale, increasing mechanisation and aggregate productivity