Ludovico Genovese

Ludovico Genovese

Research Interest


Ludovico Genovese is a PhD student and Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He is primarily interested in the sociology of professions and academic disciplines, education, and prosocial behavior. His methodological interests include statistical methods, causal inference, and computational methods. Currently, his research explores how higher education, through different types of specializations, affects students’ attitudes and propensity towards several forms of prosocial behavior, including charitable contributions, blood donation, and volunteering. Before joining Columbia, he worked with Francesco Billari at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy. Ludovico graduated with Honors from Bocconi University in 2019 with a M.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences. He also holds a B.Sc. in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and had study experiences at Cornell University and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.


M.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University (2019)

B.Sc. in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University (2017)