Alessandro Spiganti is an applied economic theorist. He works at the interface of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with a particular focus on the economics of innovation and climate change economics.
He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Edinburgh. His contributions are toward understanding how to best incentivise innovation, how to improve the average quality of those who choose to become innovators, and how to design optimal climate change policies in a world characterised by financing constraints.
His future research aims to provide a theoretical framework where the long-run interplay between wealth inequality, income inequality, and innovation can be analysed. His research agenda also includes the study of the implications of economic recessions on the transition to a low carbon economy, and of the value of entrepreneurial failures.
During his studies at the University of Edinburgh, Alessandro taught at a variety of levels. In the fall of 2017, he co-lectured Economics 1, one of the main courses in the economics undergraduate curricula. Before that, he acted as teaching assistant at the postgraduate level, covering advanced topics in game theory, general equilibrium, and economics of information; he also assisted during introductory courses in programming with Python. At the undergraduate level, he taught, as teaching assistant, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and urban economics.