Work Address: Dipartimento di Economia - Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
S. Giobbe, 873 - 30121 Venezia - Italy
Tel. 39-041-2574162 ; Fax 39-041-2574176;
Mobile: +39 3665796871
Main Research Interests
Agar Brugiavini has investigated the behaviour of individuals and household both in the area of consumption and saving and in the area of labour supply. In particular she is interested in the effects of pension reforms on household’s saving decisions, in retirement choices and in the insurance aspects of pension arrangements. More recently she has looked at the relationship between health conditions and economic behaviour.
November 77 to February 83
University of Rome "La Sapienza", Laurea in Statistics, summa cum laude
October 83 to June 84
The London School of Economics, London; M.Sc. in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
October 84 to October 90
The London School of Economics; Ph.D. in Economics; Thesis title: “Longevity Risk and the Life Cycle”
September 89 to January 91:
Permanent Lecturer in Finance, City University Business School, London.
January 91 to May 97:
Ricercatore (Lecturer) in Economics, Department of Economics, University of Venice, Italy
August 97 to July 98
Visiting Scholar - Department of Economics, Northwestern University - Evanston - IL
November 98 to 2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Economic, University of Venice, Italy
November 2004 to date
Full Professor, Department of Economic, University of Venice, Italy
November 2006 to 2012
Director of the Master program in Economics also part of the QEM Erasums Mundus network (in English) in Venice
November 2006 to 2012
Chairperson of the Graduate School of Economics in Venice
Chairperson of the Doctoral Program in Economics in Venice
January 2011 to date
Responsible for Ca’ Foscari of the PhD-Erasmus-Mundus EDEEM program in Economics
November 2011 to October 2012
Pro-rector for Teaching Activities of Ca’ Foscari University
May 2012 to date
Dean of the Venice International University – VIU
May 2102 to date
Director of the Ca’ Foscari International College (Collegio di Merito di Ca’ Foscari)
Research Projects and Other Research Activities
Participation to the European Community-funded "S.P.E.S." Project on "Indirect Taxation of European Households", 1989-91 (coordinated by R.Blundell)
Participation to the European Community-funded "S.P.E.S." Project on "Dynamic Models of Household Behaviour", 1992 (coordinated by C. Meghir)
Participation to the European Union-funded "HCM" Project on "Microecometrics for Public Policy", 1993 (coordinated by I. Walker)
Participation to the Leverhulme Trust-funded Project on "Pension Choice and Savings Behaviour in the UK Economy", 1993-1994 (coordinated by R. Disney and R. Blundell).
Organization of the International Conference sponsored by the Review Ricerche Economiche and by the Department of Economics at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, on "The Economics of Saving and Retirement", Venice, January 1995.
Editor of two special issues (vol. 3/95 and 4/95) of Ricerche Economiche on "The Economics of Saving and Retirement", September 1995.
"Research Associate" of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London.
Organization of the International Conference sponsored by the EC-DGXII and by the European Science Foundation (Training and Mobility of Researchers) at the University of Venice Ca' Foscari, on "The Economics of Saving and Retirement", Venice, September 1999.
Responsible of the EC funded T.M.R. (Training and Mobility of Research) Project, 1996-2002 on “Saving and Retirement” for the Venice-node.
Associate Editor for “Il Giornale degli Economisti”
Member of the “Core-Management-Group” for the EU-sponsored project “SHARE” (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement).
Responsible for the Venice node of the RTN (Research Training Network) of the EU “AGE” (2000-2003)
Responsible for the Ca’ Foscari node of the RAND-USA project on “Ageing”, (2001-2006)
Responsible for the Employment and Pension Group of SHARE-I3 and for the Ca’ Foscari node, EU funded – Fifth Framework (2006-2008)
Responsible for the Employment and Pension Group and for the Ca’ Foscari node of SHARELIFE, EU funded, Sixth Framework (2007-2010)
Responsible for the Employment and Pension Group and for the Ca’ Foscari node of SHAREPREP, EU funded, Seventh Framework (2006-2008)
Responsible for the Employment and Pension Group and for the Ca’ Foscari node of SHARE_LEAP (2008-2010), EU funded, Seventh Framework
Responsible for the Employment and Pension Group and for the Ca’ Foscari node of SHARE-M4, EU funded, Seventh Framework – Infrastructure (ongoing)
Responsible for the Ca’ Foscari node of DASISH, EU funded, Seventh Framework - Infrastructure (ongoing)
Ente Einaudi-funded scholarship, 1984.
Banca d'Italia-funded "Stringher" scholarship, 1984.
Ente Einaudi-funded prize, 1985.
Mediocredito Centrale-funded "Marco Fanno" scholarship, 1985.
Fulbright “International Scholars” Fellowship, 1997-1998
Winner of the “Senior Researchers” prize of Ca’ Foscari University, 2010
Review of Economic Studies; Journal of Public Economics; Economica; International Economic Review; Economic Journal; Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Health Economics. Ricerche Economiche; Giornale degli Economisti; Scandinavian Journal of Economics; Southern Journal of Economics.
Ph.D. Thesis Supervision
Ludovico Carrino (ongoing); Breno Pietracci (ongoing); Luis Aranda (ongoing); Chen Hao (2012); Elena Fumagalli (2010); Marcella Lucchetta (2007); Giacomo Pasini (2007); Franco Mariuzzo (2004)