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Associate Professor of Economics

Christopher Tonetti

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Associate Professor of Economics
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Christopher Tonetti is an associate professor of economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research is in the area of macroeconomics, with a focus on growth and household finance. His growth research focuses on how firms' investments in innovation and technology adoption contribute to aggregate growth. His recent research is on understanding the incentives and barriers that determine the diffusion of nonrival factors of production and production technologies (data and ideas). His household finance research focuses on the dynamics of household wealth, income, and consumption over the lifecycle. His recent work studies the reasons for the saving and labor supply behavior of the elderly and their desire for insurance against late-in-life health and longevity risks. Tonetti received a BA in economics-mathematics from Columbia University and a PhD in economics from New York University.  

Focal Areas: Global Development and Trade, Health, Innovation and Technology, Money and Finance, Work


PhD, Economics, New York University, 2013
BA Economics-Mathematics, Columbia University, 2005

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