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Roberto Robatto

Roberto Robatto
Assistant Professor | Finance
5274A Grainger Hall


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, macroeconomics, and monetary policy. 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 focuses on the regulation of financial intermediaries and how the financial sector affects the transmission of fiscal and monetary policy.

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, and the 2014 SUERF-Unicredit Research Prize “Reregulation of the Financial Sector” for his research on monetary policy and financial crises.


Selected Published Journal Articles

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

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