Alessandro Tarozzi earned his Ph.D from Princeton University in 2002, and was a faculty member at Duke University (USA) until the end of 2011, when he became Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Barcelona GSE (Spain). The core of his current agenda is on health outcomes and health-related decision making among poor households, with a regional focus on South Asia, especially India.
His more recent work includes studies on gender-specific trends in child nutritional status in India, the impact of different delivery mechanisms of bed nets on malaria indexes and malaria-avoiding behavior, the role of perceptions versus present-biased preferences in explaining the limited health-protecting behaviour among the poor, and the impact of information on the choices of households facing arsenic-contaminated tube-well water in Bangladesh. His past work has also encompassed methodological contributions to the literature on the estimation of poverty and inequality measures with missing data, including papers on poverty trends in India and on poverty mapping.
Much of Prof. Tarozzi’s work is inter-disciplinary, and indeed he has published not only in economics journals (such as The Review of Economics and Statistics or the Journal of Development Economics) but also in journals of other disciplines such as Annals of Statistics, Demography, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Environmental Health.