Dr Piera Bello

Dr Piera Bello

Visiting Senior Fellow

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Gender Discrimination, Stereotypes, Similarity bias

About me

Piera Bello is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Bergamo. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI).  Before joining the University of Bergamo, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University College London and at the University of Zurich. Her research has focused on gender and education economics, and household finance.

Her current research agenda aims at understanding the role of teachers’ stereotypes in affecting the performance and education choices of students, and at investigating the determinants of female under-representation in academia


Selected publications

Gender Quotas and the Quality of Politicians (2014), with A. Baltrunaite, A. Casarico and P. Profeta Journal of Public Economics, 118: 62-74

Gender price discrimination in the annuity market: Evidence from Chile (2023) European Economic Review151:104356

Exchange rate effects on cross-border commuting: Evidence from the Swiss-Italian border (2019) Journal of Economic Geography, 20 (4): 969-1001

Education and COVID-19 Excess Mortality (2022)"  with L. Rocco Economics and Human Biology, 47:101194

Expertise Details

Gender Discrimination; Stereotypes; Similarity bias; Natural Language Processing; Annuity Markets; Population Ageing