Graziella Bertocchi is Professor of Economics at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy and Director of RECent.

She is a Research Fellow of CEPR, DGI, IZA and CHILD. She is a member of Academia Europea and the European Economic Association Standing Committee on Women in Economics.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been an Assistant Professor at Brown University and has held visiting positions at the University of Oslo, European University Institute, Royal Holloway, New York University, the Catholic University of Louvain and IGIER-Bocconi.

Bertocchis's recent research has focused on political economy, growth theory, and the interaction between economic growth and institutions in a historical perspective. She has written contributions on the economics of gender, education, family, labor market institutions, migration, slavery, colonization, and the welfare state.

She joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2005.