Barbara Biasi , assistant professor of economics, has been awarded the Distinguished CESifo Affiliate Award in the area of the economics of education by the CESifo Network. The award recognizes the best paper presented by a young author at each of the CESifo Area conferences. Biasi’s award-winning paper is titled “The Education-Innovation Gap.”
CESifo is a global, independent research network with members from across the world that aims to advance international scientific knowledge exchange about economics and economic policy, to strengthen the cooperation between the ifo Institute and LMU Munich, and to maintain Munich as a vibrant hub of economic debate in Europe.
Biasi’s research is in the areas of labor economics and applied microeconomics, with a focus on education and creativity. Some of her recent research investigates the effects of changes in teachers’ compensation (salaries and pensions) on teachers’ labor markets and the effects of school finance equalization on long-run children’s outcomes, as well as the links between mental health and career outcomes and the links between copyright policies and the diffusion of scientific knowledge.