Alessandra Casella is professor of Economics and professor of Political Science at Columbia University, co-director of Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Ma), and the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK).  She founded the Columbia Experimental Laboratory for the Social Sciences, which she directed from 2012 to 2022. Casella is a fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory, has been a Guggenheim fellow, a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, a Russell Sage fellow and a Straus fellow at the NYU Law School. From 2016 to 2022 she was on the board of editors of the American Economic Review.

Casella is a graduate of Universita’ Bocconi and received her PhD in Economics from MIT. She has taught at UC Berkeley and held a position as Directeur d’ Etudes at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Sciences Sociales (EHESS) (Paris and Marseilles).

Casella’s recent work is in political economy and experimental economics.