Alessandra Voena is an empirical microeconomist who studies primarily the economics of the family and the economics of science and innovation. She is currently a Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and an Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She has previously taught at the University of Chicago and has been a Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University and a postdoctoral fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2017, she was awarded the Sloan Research Fellowship and the Carlo Alberto Medal from the Collegio Carlo Alberto. She holds a PhD and an MA in Economics from Stanford University and a Laurea in Economia e Commercio from the Università degli Studi di Torino.