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Alessandra Fogli Assistant Director, Inequality Research and Monetary Advisor

Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

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Alessandra Fogli is a monetary advisor and assistant director in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Fogli earned her bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Università Bocconi in Milan and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Minneapolis Fed, Fogli was an assistant professor at New York University and the University of Minnesota, a visiting professor at EIEF, and an associate professor at Università Bocconi in Milan. Fogli is also a faculty research fellow of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Her research explores how an individual’s social context, including family, neighborhood, and school, as well as society at large, affects economic behavior and in turn aggregate economic outcomes. Fogli’s research has been published in Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of the European Economic Association, and NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics.

Germs, Social Networks and Growth
Forthcoming | The Review of Economic Studies | With Laura Veldkamp
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 572

Macroeconomic Volatility and External Imbalances
2015 | Journal of Monetary Economics, 69: 1-15 | With Fabrizio Perri
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 512

Nature or Nurture? Learning and the Geography of Female Labor Force Participation
2011 | Econometrica, 79(4): 1103-1138 | With Laura Veldkamp
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 386

Culture: An Empirical Investigation of Beliefs, Work, and Fertility
2009 | American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 1(1): 146-177 | With Raquel Fernández
Previously: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Staff Report 361

The Great Moderation and the U.S. External Imbalance
2006 | Monetary and Economic Studies, 24(S1): 209-225 | With Fabrizio Perri
Previously: NBER Working Paper No. 12708

Fertility: The Role of Culture and Family Experience
2006 | Journal of the European Economic Association, 4(2-3): 552-561 | With Raquel Fernández

Mothers and Sons: Preference Formation and Female Labor Force Dynamics
2004 | Quarterly Journal of Economics, 19(4): 1249-1299 | With Raquel Fernández and Claudia Olivetti