Giuseppe Ragusa       is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Univerity of Pisa. His research interests include microeconometrics, time series, economic forecasting, approximate bayesian inference, and machine learning applications to economics and finance.   Curriculum Vitae


  • Microeconometrics
  • Time series
  • Economic forecasting
  • Approximate Bayesian inference
  • Machine learning


  • PhD in Economics, 2005

    University of California, San Diego

  • MA in Economics, 2000

    Bocconi University

  • BA in Economics, 1999

    Bocconi University

Recent Papers

  • “From Empty Pews to Empty Cradles: Fertility Decline Among European Catholics.” Journal of Demographic Economics, 84(2), 149-187 Abstract  pdf
  • “Bayesian Estimation of State Space Models Using Moment Conditions.” Journal of Econometrics, 201(2):198-211 Abstract  pdf
  • “Sensitivity, Moment Conditions, and the Risk-free Rate in Yogo (2006).” Critical Review of Finance, 6(2):281-293 Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching