Areas of Expertise:
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Culture and Economics
  • Political Economy


Paola Giuliano is a Professor of Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and holds the Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management. She is also research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge), research affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London) and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (Bonn).

Giuliano's main areas of research are culture and economics and political economy. She holds a B.A. from Bocconi University (Milan) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She received the Young Economic Award from the European Economic Association in 2004. She teaches the Global Macroeconomics and Managerial Economics MBA courses at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Her research has been covered by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Foreign Affairs, Businessweek, Time, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, the Boston Globe, CNBC, KPCC and PBS.


Ph.D. Economics, 2003, UC Berkeley

B.A. Economics, summa cum laude, 1997, Bocconi University (Milan)

Main Lectures

Annual Conference SITES 2023, Naples, Italy, September 2023

CEPR, Annual Symposium in Labor Economics, Keynote Speaker, June 2023

International Festival of Economics, Turin, Italy, June 2023

First International Workshop on Migration and Family Economics (Paris), Keynote Speaker, June 2022

Business, Identity and Networks Conference, Keynote Speaker, July 2022

Contemporary Debates, Kadir Has University (Istanbul), Keynote Speaker, January 2022

Second Alberto Alesina Lecture on the Political Economy of Immigration, Immigration in OECD Countries, 11th Annual conference, Keynote Speaker, December 2021

Towards Sustainable Growth, Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (Uruguay), Keynote Speaker, December 2020

Econometric Society Summer Meeting (Seattle), Semi-plenary Speaker, June 2019

University of Essex, Workshop on Applied Microeconomics, Keynote Speaker, June 2019

Eight Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics, Lecce, Keynote Speaker, January 2019

International Symposium on Labor Economics, Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics, Xiamen University, Keynote Speaker, December 2018

Gender Equality, Dondena Gender Initiative, Bocconi University, Keynote Speaker, October 2018

AFD-World Bank Migration and Development Conference, Stanford University, Keynote Speaker, July 2018

"Development Day: Gender and Development”, Stockholm School of Economics, Keynote Speaker, June 2018

Public Lecture on “Culture and Economics”, Santa Clara University, May 2018

Public Lecture on “Gender: A Historical Perspective”, Trinity College, April 2018

8th Laboratory for Comparative Social Research International Workshop “Quantitative Research of Social Changes around the World”, Moscow, Keynote Speaker, April 2018

Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture Conference, Bologna University, Keynote Speaker, September 2017 

XXXI National Conference of Labour Economics, University of Trento, Keynote Speaker, September 2016

“Economic Growth and Development”, NTU Singapore, Keynote Speaker, August 2016

“The Deep Causes of Economic Development”, Utrecht University, Keynote Speaker, December 2014

XII “Brucchi Luchino” Labour Economics Workshop, Bank of Italy, Keynote Speaker, December 2013

CESIFO, Venice Summer Institute on “The Determinants of Gender Gaps: Institutional Design and Historical Factors”, Keynote Speaker, July 2013

The Power of the Immigrant Mindset in America

Warren Olney learns from Paola Giuliano, economist and researcher, how different waves of immigrants to the U.S. have leaned politically and have actually influenced policy.

Featuring:  Paola Giuliano, Professor of Economics, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management