Bocconi University, Milan


2022 - 2024


Paolo Pinotti is Professor of Economics and Endowed Chair in the Economic Analysis of Crime at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Bocconi University, where he also directs the CLEAN Centre for the Economic Analysis of Crime. He holds an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project "Clean Evidence on Dirty Deeds" and is Principal Investigator the project “Dark Side of the Money”, which is funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. He is also Coordinator of Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, a research institute on labor and social policies in Europe. He is primarily interested in immigration, discrimination, and crime. Prior to joining Bocconi, he obtained a Ph.D. from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2009 and has worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011.

Three selected publications:

Goals and Gaps: Educational Careers of Immigrant Children (co-authors Michela Carlana and Eliana La Ferrara) 
Econometrica, Volume 90, Issue 1, 2022

The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV (co-authors Ruben Durante and Andrea Tesei) 
American Economic Review, 109(7), 2019

Clicking on Heaven's Door: The Effect of Immigrant Legalization on Crime
American Economic Review, 107(1), 2017