Elisa Rubbo is an economist whose research focuses on the micro-level determinants of macroeconomic outcomes. In her theoretical work, she discusses such questions as: How do the interconnections between industries shape the relation between inflation and unemployment and the optimal conduct of monetary policy? and Does monetary policy have asymmetric effects on different workers, depending on which industries they derive income from and spend money on, or does the division of production matter for wage inequality?
Rubbo was selected to present her research at the Review of Economic Studies ReStud Tour, and was also the recipient of the Unicredit Foundation Award for the best job market paper in macroeconomics and the Padma Desai Dissertation Award from the Harvard Economics Department.
Originally from Italy, Rubbo graduated from the University of Turin with a BA in mathematics for finance and insurance and an MA in mathematics, and an MA in economics from Collegio Carlo Alberto. She earned her PhD in economics from Harvard University and was a postdoctoral associate at Princeton University and the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago.