Federico Perali is a Full Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Verona where teaches Political Economy and Development Economics.
Earned a Ph.D. degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, major Development Economics.
Has been a consultant at the CGIAR at CIAT (Colombia), World Bank, European Investment Bank, FAO, Unicef, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Italian Poverty Commission, ISMEA, Confindustria, The Lombardia and Valle D’Aosta Regions, European Observatory for Juvenile Crime, and Telecom Italia.
Has been principal investigator of several research projects related to the estimation of the cost of children, poverty and inequality, and the intra-household allocation of resources, child labor, micro-macro relations within general equilibrium models, household enterprises, juvenile crime, quality of life with people with cranic trauma, economics of education, industrial international policy.
Promoted the foundation of the Center for Household, Income, Labor, and Demographics (CHILD), and the Italian Association of Development Economists. He is also a member of ICID (Italian Center for International Development) and the International Center of Family Economics. He coordinated until 2006 the International Ph.D. Program of Economics and Finance of the University of Verona and served as the director of the Department of Economics from year 2005 to year 2012.
He is the author of many international publications and books.