Zachary Parolin

Research Affiliate

Bocconi University

Zachary Parolin is an Assistant Professor of Social Policy at Bocconi University in Milan and a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy.

His research focuses on the measurement and determinants of poverty and social inequality in high-income countries. Parolin leads an ERC Starting Grant (ExpPov) on the experience of poverty in the post-industrial economy. His research on poverty and inequality has been published in journals such as Nature Human Behaviour, American Sociological Review, AEA Papers and Proceedings, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Demography, and more. His first book ("Poverty in the Pandemic: Policy Lessons from COVID-19") documents how policy actions during the COVID-19 pandemic led to the lowest poverty rate in U.S. history in 2020 and 2021.

Zachary Parolin joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in April 2023.