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Roberto Robatto

Roberto Robatto

Assistant Professor | Finance
5274A Grainger Hall

About Roberto

Roberto Robatto completed his doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago. He also holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Bocconi University and Pompeu Fabra University.

His main research interests are at the intersection of banking, financial regulation, monetary and fiscal policy, and financial crises. In his dissertation, he analyzed the macroeconomic impact of systemic financial crises and the effects of monetary policies aimed at mitigating and preventing such crises. His more recent research studies optimal financial regulation and identifies how monetary policy, fiscal policy, and financial regulation affect banks and the broader economy.

He was awarded the 2009 Crivelli Scholarship by the Unicredit & Universities Foundation, the 2011 Macro Field Lee Prize by the Economics Department of the University of Chicago, the 2012 Dissertation Fellowship by the Macroeconomic Modeling and Systemic Risk Research Initiative, the 2014 SUERF-Unicredit Research Prize “Reregulation of the Financial Sector” for his research on monetary policy and financial crises, and the 2021 Mabel W. Chipman Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Selected Published Journal Articles

Robatto, R. (2024). Liquidity Requirements and Central Bank Interventions During Banking Crises Management Science

Pancost, A. & Robatto, R. (2023). The Effects of Capital Requirements on Good and Bad Risk-Taking Review of Financial Studies

Robatto, R. (2019). Systemic Banking Panics, Liquidity Risk, and Monetary Policy Review of Economic Dynamics

Benigno, P. & Robatto, R. (2019). Private Money Creation, Liquidity Crises, and Government Interventions Journal of Monetary Economics

Alvarez, F. & Lippi, F. & Robatto, R. (2019). Cost of Inflation in Inventory Theoretical Models Review of Economic Dynamics

Szentes, B. & Robatto, R. (2017). On the Biological Foundation of Risk Preferences Journal of Economic Theory

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