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[Photo: Alessandro GAVAZZA] Professor Alessandro GAVAZZA
Associate - Growth
Tel:  020 7955 7868
Email: a.gavazza@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  32L.4.21

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Expertise: Industrial Organization


Alessandro Gavazza is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He is an applied economist, with main interests in industrial organization. His research focuses on the role of frictions in markets and it has been published, among other journals, in Econometrica, the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He is a co-editor of Journal of Industrial Economics, a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies, and a member of the Board of Editors of the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University in 2005.

Current Areas of Research:

Empirical Analyses of Markets with Frictions; the Role of Market Intermediaries.


  • Ph.D. Economics, New York University
  • M.Sc. Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
  • B.A. Economics, Universita' degli Studi di Torino

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • Centre for Economic Policy Research - Research Fellow

Selected Publications:

  • A Structural Model of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs (with Manolis Galenianos), American Economic Review, Vol. 107, No. 3 (March, 2017), pp. 858-96.

  • An Empirical Equilibrium Model of a Decentralized Asset Market, Econometrica, Vol. 84, No. 5 (September, 2016), pp. 1755-1798.

  • A Quantitative Analysis of the Used-Car Market (with Alessandro Lizzeri and Nikita Roketskiy), American Economic Review, Vol. 104, Issue 11 (November, 2014), pp. 3668-3700.

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Aggregate Recruiting Intensity Alessandro Gavazza, Simon Mongey and Giovanni L. Violante
October 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1449:
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Tags: aggregate matching efficiency; firm dynamics; macroeconomic shocks; recruiting intensity; unemployment; vacancies

Economics of Industry Paper
A Quantitative Analysis of the Retail Market for Illicit Drugs Manolis Galenianos and Alessandro Gavazza
December 2014
Paper No' EI 53:
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