Ric Colacito is Associate Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UNC, he studied economics at New York University, where he received his PhD degree in 2006. He grew up in Italy, where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. His research interests are in the areas of International Finance, Financial Econometrics, Model Uncertainty, Experimental Economics, and Climate Change. He has received several teaching awards, such as the Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in Ph.D. Teaching, and the MBA teaching All Star award. He is married to Anna Bassi, also a faculty member at UNC (Political Science), and they have a son, Leonardo.