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Mission    IGIER is committed to support a research community that shares the values and best practices of the international scientific community. To this end, it provides its scholars with an environment that nurtures frontier and rigorous empirical and theoretical research aiming to make a major impact in all fields of economics.

IGIER in a Nutshell    Launched in 1990 as a project of Bocconi University, the CEPR and the NBER, today IGIER is a dynamic and international research environment in which Affiliates and Fellows, who are Bocconi faculty members, as well as Visiting faculty and students, conduct research in several areas of economics.

Through its brand-new Visiting Students Initiative, IGIER supports an innovative program to mentor talented Bocconi MSc students and offers research and tutorial activities that will help them succeed in their professional or academic careers in Italy or abroad. To foster an international research community, IGIER organizes a lively Visiting faculty program, as well as a seminar series, conferences, and other scientific events. IGIER promotes the dissemination of its scholars' research through a working paper series.

Accomplishments      Since its beginnings in the early 1990s, IGIER has contributed to attract to Italy a pool of talented economists from leading universities abroad, who are now Bocconi faculty members. The center is committed to help Bocconi fulfill the mission of hiring outstanding faculty from the very best research institutions worldwide.

IGIER fellows have been and are successful in winning competitive grants, including the prestigious ones awarded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the National Science Foundation in the United States. In fact, from 2008 to 2013, 10 IGIER fellows have been awarded the ERC Starting or Advanced research grants. With this achievement, Bocconi belongs to the group of top institutions in Europe for the number of scholars who have been awarded ERC grants in the SH1 panel (Economics, Finance, and Management).

IGIER scholars include Fellows of the Econometric Society, past presidents and current council members of the European Economic Association, members of the editorial boards of leading journals in economics, recipients of prestigious honors and prizes, including the Jahnsson award by the European Economic Association (to the best economist in Europe under 45), the Alfred P. Sloan Research fellowship in the United States (to the best eight young economists), the Carlo Alberto Medal (to the best Italian economist under 40), and the Hicks-Tinbergen Medal to the author of an outstanding article published in the Journal of the European Economic Association.

IGIER scholars publish books with leading publishers and articles in leading academic journals. Its fellows are among the most highly cited scholars according to a variety of academic rankings.

Last updated December 31, 2013