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Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Florence.
President of CHILD (Turin). Fellow of CESifo (Munich) and IZA (Bonn).
Editor of the Journal of Population Economics.

Alessandro Cigno graduated in Economics from the University of Catania in 1962, and received a Ph.D. in Mathematical Economics from the University of Birmingham in 1972.

He has held permanent or visiting positions at several universities in Europe, the USA and Latin America, including, as a full professor, Pisa, Hull and Wisconsin (Madison).

He has also been a consultant for the British Council (on India), Cooperazione Italiana (on Argentina and Guatemala), the European Commission (on pension reform), the World Bank (on child labour and Guatemala), and UNICEF (on clild labour, Morocco and Nepal).

In 1991, he was President of the European Society for Population Economics.

His early research was concerned with the dynamic modelling of production and investment processes. Over the last couple of decades, however, his research has concentrated on intergenerational transfers, the microeconomics of fertility, and the optimal fiscal treatment of families.

Articles and papers are freely downloadable at http://ideas.repec.org/e/pci11.html