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Gabriella Conti

Gabriella Conti

Research Fellow


PhD in Economics, University of Essex, U.K., 2008
Research Doctorate in Economics, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy, 2004
MSc in Economics, University of Essex, U.K., 2003
Diploma in Economics, University of Essex, U.K., 2002
Laurea (BSc) in Law, University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy, 1999

Gabriella Conti is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and in the Department of Social Science at University College London; and Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and at IZA Bonn. She was a visiting fellow at Princeton University's Center for Health and Wellbeing, and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Her research draws on both the biomedical and the social sciences with the aim of understanding the developmental origins of health inequalities, and the behavioural and biological pathways through which early life conditions affect well-being throughout the lifecourse. She has published in prestigious journals in different disciplines, such as Science, PNAS, the Economic Journal, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics and Lancet. Her research has been supported among others by the NIH, H2020, Nuffield Foundation, Health Foundation, British Academy.

She has recently been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics, which “recognises the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising”; and the Nick Hales Award from the DOHaD society, for a “young and emerging investigator who has made an outstanding scientific contribution to the DOHaD field”. She is also the PI of a 5-year ERC Consolidator Award from the European Research Council (SH1 Economics Panel) for the project “The Developmental Origins of Health: Biology, Shocks, Investments, and Policies”.

Gabriella holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Essex. Prior to joining UCL, she was a Post-Doctoral Scholar and then an Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. At IFS, she works with researchers both in EDePo and EdSkills on the evaluation of interventions to promote child development in both developed and developing countries.