Marco Angrisani

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Adjunct Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in economics, University College London; M.S. in economics, University College London; B.A. in political economy, University of Siena


Marco Angrisani is an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research interests span across labor economics, applied microeconomics, public finance, and financial economics. His current projects focus on household finance and saving behavior, portfolio choices over the life cycle, retirement planning and health investment, spending habits and use of payment methods. His research also addresses the role of individual attitude towards risk, cognitive and numerical abilities for accessing financial products as well as the formation of subjective expectations on stock market returns and their influence on intertemporal investment decisions.

Selected Publications

Angrisani, M. and Casanova, M., "Cognitive Ability, Risk Aversion, and Financial Decision Making," mimeo UCLA, Department of Economics, 2011

Angrisani, M., A. Guarino, S. Huck, and N. Larson, "No-Trade in the Laboratory," B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, Advances, 11(1):Advances, 2011

Angrisani, M., "Hedging against Market and Background Risks: Saving and Investment Decisions of Middle-Aged Households," mimeo University College London, Department of Economics, 2010

Angrisani, M., "Pension Uncertainty and Household Portfolio Choices," mimeo University College London, Department of Economics, 2010