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Appointment: Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio

Prof. Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio has been appointed Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the University of St.Gallen as of 1 February 2022.

1 February 2022. In 2008, Prof. Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio completed his Master's degree in Economics at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), where he subsequently obtained his doctorate and PhD in Economics in 2013. The title of the doctoral thesis is “Essays on Intergenerational Justice”. In August 2013, he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Oslo, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. During his tenure as Assistant Professor, he took up a part-time research position at Statistics Norway in 2017.

Welfare economics and public economics

Prof. Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio's research interests lie in the field of welfare economics and public economics, including, among other things, the analysis of intergenerational allocation and justice in an uncertain world, and the relationship between different views of fairness and efficiency and the corresponding optimal economic policy.

Of particular note is a paper he authored as sole author entitled “A Fairness Justification of Utilitarianism”, which appeared in Econometrica in 2017, where it was one of the 20 most-read articles during the period 2017-2018. He has also published several other papers in prestigious journals, such as the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Social Choice and Welfare, the Oxford Economic Papers and Economics Letters.

Prof. Paolo Giovanni Piacquadio holds an ERC Starting Grant (2019-2023) and has secured two further research projects for 2021-2026 with total funding of over USD 3 million. He has won numerous research awards, including the Fridtjof Nansen Award for Young Scientists conferred by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in 2021.

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