Riccardo (Ric) Colacito’s research interests are in the areas of international finance, financial econometrics, model uncertainty, experimental economics and climate change.
His research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Journal of Finance. He has been featured on several news outlets, including CNN, CBS and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Colacito is director of the Capital Markets and Investments concentration in the Full-Time MBA Program. He is also the Faculty Director of the Center for Excellence in Investment Management.
He has received several teaching awards, such as the Weatherspoon Award for Excellence in PhD Teaching and the MBA teaching All Star award.
He serves or has served on the editorial board of several academic journals, including Management Science and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
Dr. Colacito has a secondary appointment with the economics department at UNC and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) with the international finance and macroeconomics group.
He received his PhD in economics from New York University. He grew up in Italy, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Bocconi University, Milan.