Professor Andrea Prat FBA

Microeconomics: political economy & organisational economics

Elected 2011

Andrea Prat is the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, Columbia University. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Professor Prat's work focuses on organisational economics and political economy. His current research in organisational economics explores – through theoretical modeling, field experiments, and data analysis – issues such as incentive provision, corporate leadership, employee motivation, and organisational language. Professor Prat is a principal investigator of the Executive Time Use Project. His current research in political economy attempts to define and measure the influence of the media industry on the democratic process.

He is the author of numerous articles in leading journals in economics and finance including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of Finance, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Review of Financial Studies. He served as Chairman and Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Theoretical Economics and a director of the Industrial Organisation programme of the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. Professor Prat was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2013.

Current post

Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business, Economics Division, Columbia Business School; Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Columbia University

Past appointments

London School of Economics Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

2004 - 2013

London School of Economics Reader, Department of Economics

2002 - 2004

London School of Economics Lecturer, Department of Economics

2000 - 2002

Tilburg University Assistant Professor

1997 - 2000

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