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Alessandro Gavazza

Alessandro Gavazza

Joined Stern 2008

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-81
New York, NY 10012

E-mail agavazza@stern.nyu.edu
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Alessandro Gavazza joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Economics in July 2008. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Gavazza was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management and a member of the research staff of the Cowles Foundation.

An applied economist, Professor Gavazza's interests are in industrial organization, contracting and capital investment. His recent research examines the effects of employees' turnover on health insurance contracts, the effect of liquidity in aircraft markets and the structure of leasing contracts in markets for capital equipment. Professor Gavazza's current research focuses on income heterogeneity and its effects on the markets for durable goods, such as cars.

Professor Gavazza received his B.A. in Economics from the Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy; his M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University.

Research Interests

  • Industrial organization
  • Contracting
  • Capital investment

Courses Taught

  • Firms and Markets

Academic Background

B.A., Economics
Universita' degli Studi di Torino, Italy

M.Sc., Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
London School of Economics and Political Science

Ph.D., Economics
New York University

Areas of Expertise


  • Industrial Organization
  • Labor Economics