NBER Entrepreneurship Presentation

Dr. Viceisza presents at NBER's Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Spring 2021 Meeting

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review Special Issue

Dr. Miesha Williams (Morehouse College) and Dr. Viceisza co-edit special issue on Social Justice in Agricultural and Environmental Economics


Dr. Viceisza gives keynote at Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS)


Dr. Viceisza and VLab RAs (Jala Abner and Kerlisha Hippolyte) prepare policy reports for USAID-RTAC


New working paper on "improving coordination in Senegalese farmer cooperatives"


Dr. Viceisza featured in Faculty Excellence Publication (2018)

Dr. Viceisza's NSF Project on "Using Eye-tracking to Understand Migrant Remittances" receives Active Engagement Mention from RemTECH Awards


Dr. Ruth Vargas Hill (left) while she and Dr. Viceisza were conducting insurance experiments in Ethiopia (2008-2009)


Dr. Viceisza discussing innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship with Dr. Carmen Sidbury at a UNCF Silicon Valley Event (2014)


Session for Peru trust experiments conducted by Drs. Ruth Vargas Hill, Eduardo Maruyama, and Viceisza (2009-2010)


Dr. Viceisza with Ms. Thandiwe Weza (Spelman Class of 2015) at the 2017 NBER Summer Institute


Dr. Viceisza receiving Vulcan Award for Excellence in Teaching from Dr. Myra Burnett (2014)


Dr. Viceisza (after having been in a very sunny destination) at the United Nations for the 2017 Global Forum on Remittances, Investment, and Development

About Dr. Angelino Viceisza



Dr. Angelino Viceisza is Associate Professor of Economics at Spelman College, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and Board Member of the National Economic Association.  During the 2020-21 academic year, he is visiting the Hoover Institution at Stanford University as a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow and the John Stauffer National Fellow.  


His research examines the microeconomics of poverty and wealth creation, particularly in developing countries.  He has written papers on (1) the determinants and impacts of entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) norms and preferences as potential drivers of poverty; (3) determinants of financial remittances; and (4) the impact of insurance on risky investment.  This work has taken place in Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam among others.  

Dr. Viceisza's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Economic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic Surveys, Review of Black Political Economy, and Small Business Economics.  He has received support from agencies such as the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of Education, and the World Bank. 


During the 2015-16 academic year, Dr. Viceisza visited the Economics Department at Duke University while on research leave and in 2014, he visited the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a Fellow of the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Women/Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.  From 2013-16, Dr. Viceisza was a Fellow of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) supported by the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality and the Economics Department at Duke as well as NSF. Prior to joining Spelman, Dr. Viceisza was a Post-Doctoral and a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI, 2007-12).  

Dr. Viceisza currently teaches behavioral game theory and intermediate microeconomic theory.  He has a solid track record of involving students/junior professionals in his research projects, as evidenced by VLab.  Dr. Viceisza's former research assistants and students have ended up in graduate or predoc programs at Columbia University, Georgia State University (GSU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and University of Maryland, College Park as well as organizations such as Accenture, Atlanta Community Food Bank, Brookings Institution, CARE, Delta Airlines, Dropbox, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Mathematica, and Wells Fargo.


Dr. Viceisza obtained his Ph.D. in economics from GSU in 2008. He holds two Masters in economics (GSU, 2005, and Boston University, 2004), an MBA in international business (Temple University, 2001), and a bachelor's degree in accounting (formerly, University of the Netherlands Antilles, 2001).  


He is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento, and is basic in French.

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