Lorenzo Pesaresi

Lorenzo Pesaresi

PhD Candidate in Economics

University of Zurich


Welcome to my webpage! I’m a PhD candidate in Economics at the Zurich Graduate School of Economics (University of Zurich). I hold a MSc and a BSc in Economics from the University of Bologna.

I’m currently visiting Princeton University, hosted by Professor Gianluca Violante.

My research interests are Macroeconomics and Labor Economics. In my research I study the factors that prevent economies from achieving full employment and how governments can intervene to address them.

  • Macroeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Search Theory
  • Monetary Economics
  • Visiting Student Research Collaborator, 2024

    Princeton University

  • PhD in Economics, 2019-present

    University of Zurich

  • MSc in Economics, 2017-2019

    University of Bologna

  • BSc in Economics, 2014-2017

    University of Bologna


Exchange semester at Princeton University
During the Spring semester, I will be visiting the Department of Economics at Princeton University, hosted by Professor Gianluca Violante. I look forward to being part of such a vibrant academic community!


University of Zurich
Graduate Teaching Assistant
October 2021 – July 2023 Zurich (Switzerland)

TA for Macroeconomics for Research Students – Business Cycle sequence, PhD core course (Professors Alessandro Ferrari and Christoph Winter).

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and solutions of problem sets
  • Weekly TA classes
  • Exam grading
Bank of Italy
Graduate Research Intern
June 2021 – October 2022 Rome (Italy)
Internship at the Economic Structure Department - Households and Labor Markets Unit of the Bank of Italy.

Winner of the final exam awarding a permanent position at the Bank of Italy (Oct. 2022).

Work in Progress

(2024). Specialization, Complexity & Supply Chain Resilience.

(2023). Endogenous Demand Risk & Unemployment.