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Daniela Iorio

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/01 Economics

Curriculum vitae

Università di Bologna
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Piazza Scaravilli, 2
40126 Bologna
Email: daniela.iorio AT



University of Bologna, Dept. of Economics, Associate Professor, 2017 - present

University of Bologna, Dept. of Economics, Senior Assistant Professor (RTD.b), 2014 - 2017

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Dept. of Economics, Assistant Professor, 2007 - 2012

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Faculty Member, 2007 - 2012



European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance, Part-time Professor, 2020-present

European University Institute (RSCAS), Jean Monnet Fellowship, 2013-2014

MOVE Research Fellow, 2009 - 2012

California Institute of Technology, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Visiting Scholar, 2008 and 2009

University of Southern California, Dept. of Economics, Lecturer, 2006-2007

University of Southern California, Annenberg Center for Communication, Junior Fellow, 2006- 2007.



Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Committee: Antonio Merlo, Petra E. Todd, Kenneth I. Wolpin



  • Being in the Grip of Bulimia: New Evidence on how Bulimia Relates to Addictive Behavior, joint with M. Sovinski, 2023, Journal of Obesity and Overweight
  • Mindful Parenting Intervention MinUTo App for Parents of Preschool Children: Study Protocol of a Radomised Control Trial, 2022, joint with A. Guarini, A. Sansavini, C. Suttora, S. Bortolotti, M. Fort, C. Monfardini, and M. Bigoni ", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 19
  • Health Outcomes, Personality Traits, and Eating Disorders, 2021, joint with J. Ham and M. Sovinski, Economic Policy, Vol. 36(105).
  • Weight, Reference Points and the Onset of Eating Disorders, joint with T. Arduini and E. Patacchini, 2019, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 65.
  • Negative Advertising and Political Competition, joint with A. Gandhi and C. Urban, 2016, The Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Vol. 32 (3). Winner of the 2016 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in JLEO. Selected Press Reactions: LSE US Centre Coverage, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, Northwest Herald, Hartford Courant
  • Disparities in Bulimia Nervosa: Who is left behind?, joint with J. Ham and M. Sovinski, 2015, Economics Letters, Vol. 136. Selected Press Reactions: Chicago Sun-Times, The Guardian, Science Update a radio feature for Science, Teen Vogue.
  • Caught in the Bulimic Trap? Persistence and State Dependence of Bulimia Among Young Women, 2013, joint with J. Ham and M. Sovinski, Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 48(3).
  • The Fiscal Effect of Political Tenure, joint with A. Cintolesi and A. Mattozzi.

  • Who turns out to vote? A Fresh Look to an Old Question, joint with G. Bellettini, C. Berti-Ceroni, G. Prarolo, and C. Monfardini.

  •  A Quantitative Theory of the HIV Epidemic: Education, Risky Sex and Asymmetric Learning, joint with C. Aleman and R. Santaeulalia-LLopis

  •  The Unequal Battle Against Infertility: Theory and Evidence from IVF Success and Drop-Out Rates, joint with F. Groes, A. Houstecka, R. Santaeulalia-LLopis

  •  A new Parental Time Use App, Parental Investments and Engagement, joint with M. Bigoni, S. Bortolotti, M. Fort, A. Guarini, C. Monfardini, A. Sansavini, D. Sansone, and C. Suttora.


After 2019: Collegio Carlo Alberto, European University Institute, University of New South Wales (Sydney), Verona.

Before 2019: Universidad de Alicante, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Bocconi, Bristol, Bologna, University of California Los Angeles, CERGE-EI, University of Chicago, Claremont McKenna College, University of Essex, University of Iowa, IMT-Lucca, Naval Postgraduate School of Business, Paris-Cergy, Paris School of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis.



Women in Political Economy Workshop (Stockholm, 2023); City/Royal Holloway Workshop on Family and Health Economics (London, 2023); EUHEA (Oslo, 2022); ASSET (Athens, 2019); IX IBEO Workshop (Alghero, 2018); Barcelona GSE Summer Forum– Advances in Micro Development (BGSE, Barcelona, 2017); 8th NYU-LSE Political Economy Workshop (Villa La Pietra, Florence, 2017); European Economic Association (Lisbona, 2017); Political Economy Workshop (Tinbergen Institute, Rotterdam, 2015); Priorat Workshop in Theoretical Political Science (Barcelona, 2014), Political Economy Workshop (Cattolica University, 2014); 1st Workshop of Politics and Economics (Bologna, 2011); 1st IGIER Political Economy Workshop (Bocconi, 2010); 2nd Petralia Sottana Apllied economics Workshop (2010); Society of Economics Dynamics Meetings (Istanbul, 2009); North American Winter Meetings Econometric Society (San Francisco, 2009); North American Summer Meetings Econometric Society (Duke, 2007); European Economic Association (Budapest, 2007), Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, 2007); Midwest Economic Association (Minneapolis, 2007).



  • PRIN (Team Member) “At the Roots of Child Development: On the Role of Parental Beliefs, Preferences and Engagement”; 758,323 eur, MIUR, 2019-2022.
  • Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization Best Paper Award, 2016.
  • Rita Levi Montalcini young economist research grant (PI), MIUR, 2014-2017.
  • E. Mansfield Teaching Prize in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2006.



Costanza Cardillo and Laura Obbiso (MA in Health Economics, Management and Policy), Ana Marcano (MA in Health Economics and Management), Marco Forti and Giacomo Manferdini (MA in Economics), Yu Bai (AP at Nanjing Audit University).



European University Institute

- Economics I (Master level), School of Transnational Government, Fall 2020-2022

 University of Bologna:

- Topic Course in Political Economy (PhD level), Spring 2018-present

- Health Economics and Policy in Low and Middle Income Countries (Master), Fall 2018-present

- Microeconomics, Fall 2015- present

- Europe in the global Economy, Spring 2015

- Macroeconomics, Fall 2014

University of Zurich:

- Short Course in Structural Econometrics, 2012

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics:

- Econometrics II, Master in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets, 2010

Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona:

- Empirical Microeconomics, graduate, 2007-2012

- Intermediate Microeconomics, 2007-2011

- Econometrics II, 2008-2011

University of Southern California:

- Intermediate Microeconomics, 2006

- Public Economics, 2007

University of Pennsylvania:

- Introductory Microeconomics, 2004

- Introductory Microeconomics (teaching assistant), 2002 and 2003.



- Associate Editor, European Economic Review, Fall 2020- present

- Director of the Master program in Health Economics, Management and Policy at UniBo, Fall 2021- present

- Deputy Director of the PhD program in Economics at UniBo, Fall 2018- Spring 2021

- Member of the Ph.D. students’ selection committee, UniBo, 2018, 2019

- External Member of the recruiting committee for AP: EUI, 2017-2019; University of Verona (RTD-b), 2018

- Co-organizer of the Internal Departmental Seminar Series at UniBo, 2015-2017

- Organizer of the MOVE Workshop on “The Well-Being of Youth: on the Role of Initial Conditions, Human Capital and Institutions”, Barcelona 2010.

- Co-organizer of the Departmental Seminar Series at the UAB, 2007-2009

- Referee for American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Economica, Economic Policy, European Journal of Political Economy, Empirical Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies.


Married to Andrea Mattozzi. Mother of Giulia (2011), Ginevra Ada (2013), and Enrico Giuseppe (2013).

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