University of Southern California

Vincenzo Quadrini
Professor of Finance and Business Economics

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MA, CORIPE Piemonte; BS, Ancona University


Vincenzo Quadrini is a macroeconomist who focuses on international economics, entrepreneurship, and financial contracts. His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Monetary Economics. He is co-editor of Economic Inquiry, associate editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Center for Economic Policy Research. Before joining USC, Professor Quadrini was on the faculty at New York University, Duke University, and Pompeu Fabra University.


Stock Market Boom and the Productivity Gains of the 1990s 2007
Endogenous Market Incompleteness with Investment Risks 2006
Monetary Policy and The Financial Decision of Firms 2006
Borrowing from employees: Wage dynamics with financial constraints 2005
Optimal Time Consistent Taxation with International Mobility Of Capital 2005
Policy Commitment and The Welfare Gains From Capital Market Liberalization 2005
Aggregate Consequences of Limited Contract Enforceability 2004
Investment and Liquidation in Renegotiation-proof Contracts with Moral Hazard 2004
Optimal Time-Consistent Monetary Policy in a Phillips-Curve World 2004
Public Policy and the Economic of Entrepreneurship 2004
Common Currencies vs. Monetary Independence 2003
Updated Facts on The U.S. Distributions of Earning, Income and Wealth 2002
Entrepreneurial Financing, Savings, and Mobility 2002
The Great Depression in Italy: Trade Restrictions and Real Wage Rigidities 2002
Financial Markets and Firm Dynamics 2001
The Costs of Loosing Monetary Policy Independence: The Case of Mexico 2001
Entrepreneurship, Saving and Social Mobility 2000
Growth, Learning and Redistributive Policies 1999
A Neoclassical Model of The Phillips Curve Relation 1999
The Importance of Entrepreneurship for Wealth Concentration and Mobility 1999
Dimensions of Inequality: Facts on The U.S. Distributions of Earnings, Income and Wealth 1997
Understanding The U.S. Wealth Distribution 1997
Politico-Economic Equilibrium and Economic Growth 1997
Are Consumption Taxes Really Better Than Income Taxes 1996