Gianluca Violante is a Professor of Economics at Princeton University.

He is a Research Associate of the NBER (EFG program), a Research Fellow of the CEPR (LE, MEF, and MG programs) and IZA, an International Fellow of the IFS, and an external research member of CEBI.

His main research interests are in macroeconomics, labor economics, and public finance. He has published his research in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Review of Economic Studies. He has also published in several top-field journals.

After his Laurea from the Universita' di Torino, Gianluca received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Before joining Princeton, he taught at University College London from 1997 to 2002 and at NYU from 2002 to 2017.

From January 2009 to July 2013, he was the Coordinating Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. He is currently one of the Co-Editors of Econometrica.

Gianluca was among the invited semi-plenary speakers at the 2010 World Congress of the Econometric Society in Shanghai, at the 2016 North American Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society in Philadelphia, and at the 2017 Asian Meetings of the Econometric Society in Hong Kong. He was a plenary speaker at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the SED in Seoul, and at the Fall 2015 Midwest Macro Meeting in Rochester. In March 2016, he gave the Berglas Lecture at Tel Aviv University.

His AER article 'Monetary Policy According to HANK' (joint with Kaplan and Moll) won the Economics in Central Banking Award in 2019.

Since 2016, he is a Fellow of the Econometric Society.

Gianluca joined IZA as a Research Fellow in October 2015.