Isabella's interests are in labour, public finance, health and applied econometrics. She has primarily focused her structural work on topics related to consumption and saving dynamics, as well as studying risk-taking and cognition via nonparametric partial identification methods. More recently, she combines theory, empirical analysis and randomised controlled trials to help design interventions that aim to improve educational outcomes using technology.
Isabella is also the Deputy Head of the School of Economics, co-chair of the STEP UP initiative in Education, a CEPAR Associate Investigator, and an editor of the Journal of Pension Economics & Finance (JPEF).
"What Makes a Critic Tick? Connected Authors and the Determinants of Book Reviews", with Motta and Luca
"Why Aren't Developed Countries Saving?" with Motta and Kotlikoff
"As Easy as Pie: How Retirement Savers Use Prescribed Investment Disclosures" with Bateman, Newell, Ortmann and Thorp
"Just Interested or Getting Involved? An Analysis of Superannuation Attitudes and Actions" with Bateman, Deetlefs, Newell, Ortmann and Thorp
"Retirement Savings: A Tale of Decisions and Defaults" with Fan, Bateman, Newell, Ortmann and Thorp
"Flicking the switch: Simplifying disclosure to improve retirement plan choices" with Bateman, Newell, Ortmann and Thorp
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