Professor of Economics
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
MS, Bocconi University, 1988
Alessandro Citanna got his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, with a specialization in Finance from the Wharton School. Before joining Yeshiva University as a tenured full professor, he has held positions at several universities, including the McGill University School of Commerce (Montreal, Canada), the Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business (Pittsburgh, PA), and HEC Paris (France). He has been visiting the Columbia University Graduate School of Business in New York for many years, since 2003.
Dr. Citanna's core research interests lie in economic theory. His research is based on a systemic, general equilibrium approach to economic problems. He applies mathematical methods to study both macro and microeconomic issues, including the economics of financial markets. His recent research has determined the validity of some computational methods used in macroeconomics and finance, and has studied the design of matching and insurance markets in the presence of frictions such as adverse selection.
2006 NSF Grant # 0617850 (‘Posterior Stable Mechanisms’, with A. Chakraborty) 1995 William P. Carey Prize for Best Dissertation in Economics, U of Penna 2007 Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Award, HEC Paris
"Incentive efficient price systems in adverse selection economies”, with P. Siconolfi, International Economic Review, accepted, 2015. "Uniqueness of equilibrium with solvency constraints under gross substitution”, with G. Bloise, Journal of Mathematical Economics, accepted, 2015. "Recursive equilibria in stochastic OLG economies", with P. Siconolfi, Econometrica (2010) "Two-sided matching with interdependent values", with A. Chakraborty and M. Ostrovski, Journal of Economic Theory (2010) "Competitive equilibrium with moral hazard in economies with multiple commodities", with A. Villanacci, Journal of Mathematical Economics (2002) "Pareto improving financial innovation in incomplete markets", with D.Cass , Economic Theory (1998)
Beren campus - 215 Lexington Ave
Wilf campus - Belfer Hall