Franco Peracchi


Professor of the Practice
Director of Masters Programs in Economics


Department of Economics
General profile


+1 202-687-6131

Alt. phone

+1 202-651-0818

Office hours

M 2:30-3:30 pm, R 2:15-3:15 pm


Franco Peracchi is the Director of Masters Programs in Economics and a Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University. He is also a Fellow of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) in Rome, Italy. After receiving a MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the LSE, and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, he taught at UCLA, NYU, Universidad Carlos III and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His research interests include econometrics, labor and health economics, and the economics of social security and pensions. He is currently working on a variety of issues including long-term effects of growing up in wartime, cognitive decline among the elderly, distribution regression and approaches to model selection.


Download cv.pdf


  • PhD (1987) Princeton University, Economics
  • MSc (1983) London School of Economics, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics
  • Laurea (1977) IUAV, Urban Planning


  • Italian (speak, read, write)
  • Spanish (speak, read)