Angelino Viceisza

National Fellow
Biography: 

Dr. Angelino Viceisza is a tenured associate professor of economics at Spelman College, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a board member of the National Economic Association. His research examines the microeconomics of poverty and wealth creation, particularly in developing countries. He has written papers on the determinants and impacts of entrepreneurship and innovation; norms and preferences as potential drivers of poverty; determinants of financial remittances; and the impact of insurance on risky investment. This work has taken place in many countries, including El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam.

Viceisza’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys, Review of Black Political Economy, and Small Business Economics. He has received support from agencies including the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the US Department of Education, and the World Bank.

Viceisza obtained his PhD in economics from Georgia State University in 2008. He holds two master’s degrees in economics (Georgia State, 2005, and Boston University, 2004), an MBA in international business (Temple University, 2001), and a bachelor’s degree in accounting (University of Curaçao, 2001).

He is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento. For more information, visit his website (http://www.angelinoviceisza.com) or follow him on Twitter (@aviceisza).

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