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Professor Christian Ghiglino MSc (Geneva and Grenoble), PhD (Geneva and CERN)

Position in departmentDeputy Head of Department
Staff positionProfessor
E-mailcghig (non Essex users should add
Telephone2744 (non Essex users should add 01206-87 to the beginning of this number)
Academic support hoursMonday 10:00 - 11:00 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00

Christian Ghiglino joined Essex in September 2006. Christian’s main areas of research are economic theory and economic growth. His research agenda includes: the role of the income distribution on long run growth and instability; the modality of idea creation leading to technological progress; optimal taxation in face of credit restrictions and government budget deficit restrictions. Christian is Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and of the International Journal of Economic Theory. Recent publications have appeared in the Journal of Economic Theory, International Economic Review and Economic Theory.


Ph. D. in Economics, University of Geneva, 1993

Ph. D. in Particle Physics, CERN, Geneva, 1988

Research interests

  • Economics of Networks
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Fluctuations
  • Economic Growth
  • Innovation
Teaching responsibilities

Information aggregation and optimal structure of the executive, with Torun Duwan, Andrea Galeotti and Francesco Squintani, American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming 2014.

Strategic information transmission networks, with Andrea Galeotti and Francesco Squintani, Journal of Economic Theory, Volume 148, Issue 5, September 2013, Pages 1751–1769

Random walk to innovation: Why productivity follows a power law, Journal of Economic Theory, 147(2) (2012), 713–737

Wealth distribution and output fluctuations, with A. Venditti, Journal of Economic Theory, 146 (2011), 2478-2509.

Keeping up with the neighbours: social interaction in a market economy, with Sanjeev Goyal, Journal of the European Economic Association, Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2010.

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