Daniele Rinaldo

Economist, Pianist

University of Exeter

I am an assistant professor at the University of Exeter in the Department of Economics and the Land, Environment and Economic Policy Institute (LEEP). I am also a classical pianist, performing internationally.

I work at the nexus of development, environmental and mathematical economics. My current applied research studies the economic impact of endemic diseases, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. I also work on probability theory and stochastic analysis, with a focus on nonlinear diffusion processes.


  • Development and environmental economics
  • Economics of endemic and emerging diseases
  • Mathematical economics, stochastic analysis and control


  • PhD in Economics, 2018

    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

  • MSc in Quantitative Finance, 2009

    University of Padua

  • Soloist Diploma, 2014

    Musik-Akademie Basel

  • MA, piano performance, 2011

    Royal Academy of Music, London


The Economic Impact of Schistosomiasis

We study the economic impact of schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease with a complex transmission cycle which is endemic in many …

Increasing Risk: Dynamic Mean-Preserving Spreads

We extend the celebrated Rothschild and Stiglitz (1970) definition of Mean-Preserving Spreads to a dynamic framework. We adapt the …


  • Macroeconomics A
    • Cédric Tille - Autumn 2017
  • Macroeconomics B
    • Yi Huang - Spring 2017 ; Spring 2016 ; Spring 2015
  • Econometrics A
    • Nicolas Berman - Autumn 2017 ; Autumn 2016 ; Autumn 2015 ; Autumn 2014


Concert biography

(last updated - April 2020)