Giacomo Corneo has the chair of Public Economics at the Free University of Berlin. He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Osnabrück. He studied economics at Universitá Bocconi in Milan, earned a Ph.D. at Ministero dell'Universitá in Rome and one from the EDP at EHESS in Paris, and got his Habilitation at the University of Bonn. He taught at ENPC in Paris and at the University of Bonn. From 1993 to 1994 he served as advisor for labor market issues at Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances in Paris. Giacomo Corneo has published several works in the fields of public economics, labor economics, comparative economics, industrial organization, and growth theory. His papers appear in various periodicals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, European Economic Review. His current research is focused on income inequality and redistributive taxation, the welfare state, and the economics of social norms.
He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in March 2001.