Marco E. Tabellini

Marco E. Tabellini

Guest Speaker

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Areas of Expertise


Marco Tabellini is an assistant professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy unit at Harvard Business School and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), and IZA Institute of Labor Economics.

Prof. Tabellini studies the political and the economic effects of immigration. His research also seeks to understand which factors facilitate or hinder immigrant assimilation, how the presence of different ethnic groups in a society influences inter-group relations, and to what extent migration can be a tool to foster the political and social integration of under-represented segments of the population. To answer these questions, he has focused on the early 20th-century U.S., which was characterized by the massive inflow of Europeans and by the first migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. More recently, Prof. Tabellini has also analyzed the effects of the second Great Migration of African-Americans between 1940 and 1970, investigating how this episode contributed to the development of the Civil Rights movement, both in the South and in the North.

Prof. Tabellini earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018, and spent the 2018-2019 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School before joining the faculty. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University.