Angelino Viceisza

Angelino Viceisza

Full Professor of Economics; Founder and Director, VLab, Spelman College

Phyllis Wallace Visiting Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

President, National Economic Association

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

Visiting Professor 2023-2024

Professor Robert Gibbons and Professor Ray Reagans, Sloan

Angelino Viceisza


Dr. Angelino Viceisza (pronounced: Vee-Say-Za) is Full Professor of Economics at Spelman College, Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), President of the National Economic Association (2023-24), and Associate Editor at the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  Prior to joining Spelman, Dr. Viceisza was at the International Food Policy Research Institute (2007-2012).  He has also held visiting positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (summer 2014), Duke University (2015-2016), and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (2020-2021).  

Dr. Viceisza’s primary expertise is in behavioral and experimental economics, with applications in development, household finance, and entrepreneurship.  A significant part of his research has studied determinants of financial remittances, i.e., money that migrants send to family and friends in countries of origin.  Dr. Viceisza has extensive experience designing and conducting field experiments in a variety of countries including but not limited to El Salvador, Ethiopia, Peru, Senegal, the United States, and Vietnam.  

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Agricultural Economics, Economic Inquiry, Experimental Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Review of Black Political Economy, and Small Business Economics.  He has received support from agencies such as the Department of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Social Security Administration, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank. 

Dr. Viceisza currently teaches behavioral game theory and intermediate microeconomic theory.  In 2014, he was awarded the Vulcan Award for Excellence in Teaching at Spelman College.  He is the Founder and Director of VLab, a virtual lab that primarily engages Spelman students in research experiences.  Dr. Viceisza's former research assistants and mentees have ended up in graduate or predoc programs at Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Georgia State University (GSU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and University of Maryland, College Park as well as organizations such as Accenture, Atlanta Community Food Bank, CARE, Delta Airlines, Dropbox, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Mathematica, and Wells Fargo.  

Dr. Viceisza serves as a member of the American Economic Association (AEA) Committee on the Status of LGBTQ+ Individuals in the Economics Profession as well as a mentor in the AEA Mentoring Program and the AEA LGBTQ+ Mentoring Program.

He obtained his Ph.D. in economics from GSU in 2008. He holds two Masters in economics (GSU, 2005, and Boston University, 2004), an MBA in international business (Temple University, 2001), and a bachelor's degree in accounting (formerly, University of the Netherlands Antilles, 2001).  

He is fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento, and is basic in French.

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Price. Gregory, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2023. "What can Historically Black Colleges and Universities teach about improving higher education outcomes for Black students?" Journal of Economic Perspectives (forthcoming).

Aflagah, Fo Kodjo Dzinyefa, Bernard, Tanguy, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2022. "Cheap talk and coordination in the lab and in the field: Collective commercialization in Senegal." Journal of Development Economics, 154, 102751.

​Grosch, Kerstin, Ibañez, Marcela, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2022. "Competition and prosociality: A lab-in-the-field experiment in Ghana." Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 99, 101887. [open access]

Viceisza, A. C. G. and Miesha Williams. 2021. "Introduction to Special Issue on “Social Justice in Agricultural and Environmental Economics”." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 50 (3), 395-400. [open access]

​Bernard, Tanguy, Dänzer, Pia, Frölich, Markus, Landmann, Andreas, Viceisza, Angelino  C. G., and Fleur Wouterse. 2021. "Building trust in rural producer organizations: results from a randomized controlled trial." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 50 (3), 465-484. ​[open access]

​Jackson, Francesina, Guillory, Jimmeka, Blankson, A. Nayena, Viceisza, Angelino C. G., and Bruce Wade. 2020. "Implementing an Intervention in the Spelman College African Diaspora and the World Course." Journal of Global Postcolonial Studies, 8 (1), 19-27.

​​Blankson, A. Nayena, Guillory, Jimmeka, Jackson, Francesina, Viceisza, Angelino C. G., and Bruce Wade. 2019. "Lessons learned from a multidisciplinary randomized controlled trial." Review of Black Political Economy (Papers and Proceedings), 46 (2), 160-166. [open access]

Smith, Baylee and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2018. "Bite me! ABC's SharkTank as a path to entrepreneurship." Small Business Economics 50 (3), 463-479.

​​Viceisza, Angelino C. G. 2016. "Creating a Lab in the Field: Economics Experiments for Policymaking."  Journal of Economic Surveys 30 (5), 835-854.

​​Charness, Gary and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2016. "Three risk-elicitation methods in the field: Evidence from rural Senegal." Review of Behavioral Economics 3 (2), 145-171.

​Torero, Máximo and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2016. "Potential collusion and trust: Evidence from a field experiment in Vietnam." African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 11 (1), 22-32. [open access]

​Torero, Máximo and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2015 "To remit, or not to remit: that is the question. A remittance field experiment." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 112, 221-236. [​open access]​

​Castillo, Marco, Petrie, Ragan A., Torero, Máximo, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2014. "Lost in the mail: A field experiment on crime." Economic Inquiry 52 (1), 285-303.

​Saenger, Christoph, Qaim, Matin, Torero, Máximo, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2013. "Contract farming and smallholder incentives to produce high quality: experimental evidence from the Vietnamese dairy sector." Agricultural Economics 44 (3), 297-308.

​Hill, Ruth Vargas, Maruyama, Eduardo, and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2012. "Breaking the norm: An empirical investigation into the unraveling of good behavior." Journal of Development Economics 99 (1), 150-162. [open access]

​Hill, Ruth Vargas and Angelino C. G. Viceisza. 2012. "A field experiment on the impact of weather shocks and insurance on risky investment." Experimental Economics 15 (2), 341-371.