Fabrizio Germano

Fabrizio Germano
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dates de séjour

01/09/2015 - 01/10/2015


Économie et finance

Fonction d’origine

Professeur associé

Institution d’origine

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Department of Economics and Business, Barcelona (Espagne)

pays d'origine


projet de recherche

Economic Inequality, Mobility and Fragility: A Unifying Evolutionary Analysis

The project proposes to study phenomena of cooperation, trust, inequality, mobility and fragility of societies using a novel framework developed in Germano and Demetrius (2014) that draws on a theory taken from physics and biology, transposed to the long-run study of macro-economies. The main focus of the project is on studying more in detail both the theoretical and empirical implications of the framework developed. Given the subject matter, the project is centered in economics but naturally relates to several other social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, political science and history. An important contribution of the theory developed and even more so of the project proposed is that it connects a variety of different aspects and quantitative measures of social interaction such as notions of cooperation, trust, social capital, inequality and mobility, which are fundamental indicators on the functionality of societies and naturally also play an important role across academic disciplines. The project aims to study and relate these different concepts to one other both theoretically and empirically, using the basic framework of Germano and Demetrius (2014) as a starting point. AMSE-IMéRA seems to be an ideal place to study these issues, given the expertise of the AMSE precisely on the topics of study, and given the interests and interdisciplinary environment at IMéRA.


Fabrizio Germano is Associate Professor of Economics at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He holds a PhD (1996) from the University of California, San Diego. Prior to joining Universitat Pompeu Fabra he held positions at Tel Aviv University and Université Catholique de Louvain. He has been research fellow or visiting professor at numerous institutions including the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the IMéRA Institute for Advanced Studies at Aix-Marseille Université, and the European University Institute in Florence. His research interests are in game theory and the economics of mass media, and his research has been published in journals such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, and the Journal of Economic Theory.