Maristella Botticini is Professor of Economics and Fellow of IGIER (the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research) at Università Bocconi in Milano (Italy). She has been IGIER director from 2011 to 2019. She is a Research Fellow and Vice President of the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and President-Elect of the European Economic Association (President in 2023). Her academic career began in 1997 as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics of Boston University, where she was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2004. From 2006 to 2009 she has been fellow of the Collegio Carlo Alberto and professor of economics at the Università degli Studi di Torino. She is the recipient of a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation, an Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship, and an Advanced research grant from the European Research Council. Her research combines "the telescope of economics and the microscope of history" with a methodological approach that rejects alike facts without theory and theory without facts. Research topics include Jewish economic history, marriage markets and dowries in comparative perspective, the empirical analysis of contracts, and the invention and development of maritime insurance contracts in medieval and Renaissance Italy. She earned the Laurea degree in Economics at Università Bocconi in 1990 and the PhD in Economics at Northwestern University in the United States in 1997. More information can be found at