Alessandro Spiganti

Fourth year PhD student

  • Supervisors: Jonathan Thomas & Andrew Clausen 
  • Start Date: 01-Oct-2013
  • School of Economics

Contact details



Room 4.16
31 Buccleuch Place

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Alessandro received an MSc in Economics with Distinction from the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Laurea Triennale and a Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Financial Institutions from the University of Genoa, Italy. He also worked for one year in Genoa's insurance sector.

Research summary

Alessandro has wide-ranging research interests covering several areas in economics including contract theory, credit and financial frictions, economics of innovation and economics of climate change.

Current projects use the insights from the financial contracting literature to study how to provide incentives to an innovative agent when there are financing constraints arising from moral hazard problems. Furthermore, he is investigating the issue of deciding on appropriate climate policies using models with credit frictions.

Supervisors: Jonathan Thomas & Andrew Clausen