Paolo Pinotti is Endowed Associate Professor in the Economic Analysis of Crime at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of Bocconi University, Coordinator of Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, and Fellow of the Baffi-Carefin Research Center, where he coordinates the research group CLEAN on the economic analysis of crime.
He is also Senior Researcher at IRVAPP, Research Affiliate of the Laboratory for Effective Anti-Poverty Policies (LEAP) and the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics. He is mainly interested in applied econometrics, public economics, and economics of crime. On these topics he published in various journals, including the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, and Review of Economics and Statistics.
In 2016 he was awarded the AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Prize by the American Economic Association. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra and worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy between 2007 and 2011. He has been a consultant of the Italian Ministry of Interior and the Antimafia Commissions on issues related to crime and security.