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NEA Presidential Address

Dr. Viceisza delivers Presidential Address at 2024 National Economic Association Meeting


Dr. Viceisza discusses economic implications of avian flu outbreaks (April 2024)


Dr. Viceisza participates in MIT's MLK Scholar Program (2023-24)


Dr. Viceisza co-authors research on HBCUs at Journal of Economic Perspectives (August 2023)


Dr. Viceisza interviewed by Paulina Sodi on Univision/ViX about shortage of small chickens (April 2023)


Dr. Viceisza interviewed by Paulina Sodi on Univision/ViX about high egg prices (January 2023)


Dr. Viceisza writes policy brief on Black women's retirement preparedness (December 2022)

Workshops for NSF-funded Mentoring Program

Dr. Viceisza co-organizes workshops for NSF-funded Mentoring Program (2021-2025)


Dr. Viceisza co-authors research on coordination in Senegalese farmer cooperatives at Journal of Development Economics (January 2022)

NBER Entrepreneurship Presentation

Dr. Viceisza presents at NBER's Productivity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (March 2021)


Dr. Viceisza and VLab RAs (Jala Abner and Kerlisha Hippolyte) pen policy reports for USAID-RTAC (2020)


Dr. Viceisza gives keynote at Leadership Alliance National Symposium (July 2019)

Dr. Viceisza's NSF Project on "Using Eye-tracking to Understand Migrant Remittances" receives Active Engagement Mention from RemTECH Awards (2017-2018)


Dr. Viceisza receives Vulcan Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014)


Dr. Viceisza conducts trust experiments in Peru (2009-2010)


Dr. Viceisza conducts insurance experiments in Ethiopia (2008-2009)

About Dr. Angelino Viceisza



Dr. Angelino Viceisza (pronounced: Vee-Say-Za) is Full Professor of Economics at Spelman College, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Co-Director of the NBER Retirement and Disability Research Center, Invited Researcher at J-PAL, Past-President of the National Economic Association (2024-25), and Associate Editor at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. During the 2023-24 academic year, he is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Phyllis Wallace Visiting Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Spelman, Dr. Viceisza was at the International Food Policy Research Institute (2007-2012). He has also held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (AEA CSWEP-CSMGEP Fellow, summer 2014), Duke University (2015-2016), and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (National Fellow, 2020-2021).  


Dr. Viceisza’s primary expertise is in behavioral and experimental economics, with applications in development, household finance, and entrepreneurship. A significant part of his research has studied determinants of financial remittances, i.e., money that migrants send to family and friends in countries of origin. Dr. Viceisza has extensive experience designing and conducting field experiments in a variety of countries including but not limited to El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam.  

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Agricultural EconomicsEconomic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economic PerspectivesReview of Black Political Economy, and Small Business Economics. He has received support from agencies such as the Department of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Security Administration, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank (see grants for more). 

Dr. Viceisza currently teaches behavioral game theory and intermediate microeconomic theory. In 2014, he was awarded the Vulcan Award for Excellence in Teaching at Spelman College. He is the Founder and Director of VLab, a virtual lab that primarily engages Spelman students in research experiences. Dr. Viceisza's former research assistants and mentees have ended up in graduate or predoc programs at Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Georgia State University (GSU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, University of Maryland, College Park, and Yale University as well as organizations such as Accenture, Atlanta Community Food Bank, CARE, Delta Airlines, Dropbox, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mathematica, and Wells Fargo.  


Dr. Viceisza serves as a member of the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession as well as a mentor in the AEA Mentoring Program and the AEA LGBTQ+ Mentoring Program.

He 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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