Francesca Bastianello’s research interests lie at the intersection of finance, macroeconomics, and behavioral economics. In her research, she builds on insights from behavioral economics to develop tractable models of non-rational beliefs and studies the financial and macroeconomic implications of behavioral biases.
She received a National Bureau of Economic Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in behavioral macroeconomics. She is also a recipient of Harvard Business School’s Martin Award for Excellence in Research and the AQR Top Finance Graduate Award.
Bastianello earned a PhD in business economics from Harvard University, and also holds an MPhil in economic research and an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College.