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Peri, Alessandro

Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • I am a macroeconomist with interests in computational economics, law and economics, environmental economics, and corporate finance. My work combines theory, empirical identification and structural estimation of computationally-intensive heterogeneous agents models to study the general equilibrium implications of law changes and economic policies. So far, my research has focused on the following areas: • Corporate default and bankruptcy law • Money-laundering and financial regulations • Optimal social distancing in a public health crisis • Asset pricing and incentives for climate policy In a second strand of research, I am focused on the development and popularization of hardware acceleration for the solution of economic models. In this context, I am the first economist to use Field Programmable Gate Arrays for accelerating economic models. Finally, I have been studying the evolution of CEO’s network in the aftermath of the German reunification.


  • Computational Economics, Law and Economics, Environmental Economics, Corporate Finance, High Performance Computing, FPGA Programming



courses taught

  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
  • ECON 7040 - Macroeconomic Theory 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Continuation of ECON 7020. Instructor consent required.


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