Pietro Peretto

Pietro Peretto joined Duke in 1994 after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. A native of Milan, Italy, Peretto received his B.A. from the Universita Bocconi, also in Milan. His research integrates into endogenous growth theory the insights on technological progress and market structure developed in industrial organization. He has written several theoretical and applied papers in the area. Professor Peretto teaches graduate Macroeconomic Theory, and undergraduate Intermediate Macroeconomics and Industrial Organization.
Recent Research
Industrial Revolutions and Demographic Transitions (with M. Connolly)
Technological Distance, Growth, and Scale Effects (with S. Smulders)
Market Power, Unemployment, and Growth
Growth, Market Structure, and the Welfare Effects of Economic Integration


Office Information
Office hrs:
205 Social Sciences
(919) 660-1807
(919) 684-8974
by appointment
Selected Publications
Firm Size, Rivalry and the Extent of the Market in Endogenous Technological Change, European Economic Review, 1999
Industrialization, Technological Change and Long-Run Growth, Journal of Development Economics, 1999
Cost Reduction, Entry, and the Dynamics of Market Structure and Economic Growth, Journal of Monetary Economics 1999
Technological Change and Population Growth, Journal of Economic Growth, 1998

Course Descriptions
Intermediate Macroeconomics (Econ 154)
Industrial Organization (Econ 188)
Advanced Macroeconomics (Econ 304)
Macroeconomic Analysis (Econ 322)
Stochastic Macroeconomics (Econ 326)
Topics in Industrial Organization: Innovation and Industry Dynamics (Econ 397)
Prof. Peretto's Vita

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