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Eleonora Patacchini

Professor, Associate Department Chair

Overview

Eleonora Patacchini is an economist who specializes in applied economics and applied statistics. She holds a PhD in Economics from Southampton University (2004), a PhD in Methodogical Statistics from Sapienza University of Rome (2003)  and a M.Sc. in Economics from Univesity Pompeu Fabra (2000). She is currently a Professor in the Department of Economics at Cornell University. She is also Research Fellow  at Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, IZA Institute for the Study of Labor. Her recent research focuses on the empirical analysis of behavioral models of strategic interactions for decision making. Her work has been profiled in Bloomberg, PBS Newshour, The IndependentThe Economist, and The New York Times.

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Departments/Programs

  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Economics

Research

Professor Patacchini's research interests include panel data econometrics, spatial statistics and graph theory with applications in regional and urban economics, new economic geography, labour economics, political economy, social networks and financial networks; economics of ethnic minorities, integration patterns in Europe, economics of culture and institutions, crime; policy evaluations, experimental and behavioral economics in the labour market.

Latest News

Social Networks in Policy Making, (2019), forthcoming Annual Review of Economics, with M. Battaglini

Effectiveness of Connected Legislators, (2018), R&R American Journal of Political Science, with M. Battaglini and V. Leone Sciabolazza

Mothers, Peers and Gender-Role Identityforthcoming Journal of the European Economic Association, with C. Olivetti and Y. Zenou

Influencing Connected Legislatorsforthcoming Journal of Political Economy, with M. Battaglini 

econet: An R package for parameter-dependent network centrality measures,  with M. Battaglini, V. Leone Sciabolazza and S. Peng

The Brother Earnings PenaltyR&R Labour Economicswith A. Cools, in the news: Women who have a brother are likely to earn less, US study showsThe Independent

In the media: A crime-fighting policy for Latin America and the Caribbean, with Carlos Diaz, The Brookings Institutions, Washington DC

CO-EDITOR: Regional Science and Urban Economics

 

Selected Publications

Influencing Connected Legislators, forthcoming Journal of Political Economy, with M. Battaglini

Mothers, Peers and Gender-Role Identity,  forthcoming Journal of the European Economic Association, with C. Olivetti and Y. Zenou

Social Networks and Parental Behavior in the Intergenerational Transmission of Religion,”Quantitative Economics, 7, 969-995, 2016, with Y. Zenou

Endogenous Network Production Function with Selectivity, Journal of Econometrics, 190, 222-232, 2016, with W. Horrace and X. Liu

Trading Networks and Liquidity Provision, Journal of Financial Economics, 113, 2, 235-251, 2014, with E. Cohen-Cole and A. Kirilenko

Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism, with Y. Zenou, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, 1; 1-31, 2012 – Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article

Are Muslim Immigrants Different in Terms of Cultural Integration? with A. Bisin, T. Verdier and Y. Zenou, Journal of the European Economic Association, 6 (2-3), 445-456, 2008

Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education, with A. Calvò-Armengol and Y. Zenou, Review of Economic Studies, 76, 1239-1267, 2009

 

Entire List of Publications

Social Networks in Policy Making (2019), forthcoming Annual Review of Economics, with M. Battaglini

Influencing Connected Legislators,  forthcoming Journal of Political Economy, with M. Battaglini, Online appendix

Mothers, Peers and Gender-Role Identity,  forthcoming Journal of the European Economic Association, with C. Olivetti and Y. Zenou, profiled in Bloomberg: Like Mother Like Daughter, at Least in the Labor Market, and in PBS Newshour: Why Some Women Try to Have It All: New Research on Like Mother, Like Daughter

Peer Effects in Bedtime Decisions among Adolescents: A Social Network Model with Sampled Data, The Econometrics Journal, 30, 103-125, 2017, with X. Liu and E. Rainone, profiled in VOXEU.ORG

Social Ties and the Demand of Financial Services,  Journal of Financial Services Research, 52, 35-88, 2017, with E. Rainone

Self-Control and Peer Groups: An Empirical Analysis,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 134, 240-254, 2017, with M. Battaglini and C. Diaz, profiled in VOXEU.ORG

Heterogeneous Peer Effects in Education,  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 134, 190-227, 2017, with E. Rainone and Y. Zenou

Bend It Like Beckham: Ethnic Identity and Integration, European Economic Review, 90, 146-164, 2016, with A. Bisin, T. Verdier and Y. Zenou

Social Networks and Parental Behavior in the Intergenerational Transmission of Religion, Quantitative Economics, 7, 969-995, 2016, with Y. Zenou

Residential Choices of Young Americans, Journal of Housing Economics, 34, 69-81, 2016, with T. Arduini

Endogenous Network Production Function with Selectivity,  Journal of Econometrics, 190, 222-232, 2016, with W. Horrace and X. Liu

Racial Identity and Education in Social Networks, Social Networks, 44, 85-94, 2016, with Y. Zenou

Immigration, Housing Discrimination and Employment, The Economic Journal, 15, F82-F114, 2015, with T. Boeri, M. De Philippis, M. Pellizzari

Static and Dynamic Networks in Interbank Markets, Network Science, 3, 98-123, 2015, with E. Cohen-Cole and Y. Zenou

Migration, Friendship Ties, and Cultural Assimilation, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 117, 619-649, 2015, with G. Facchini and M.F. Steinhardt

Unexplored Dimensions of Discrimination in Europe: Homosexuality and Physical Appearance,  Journal of Population Economics, 7, 12-49, 2014, with G. Ragusa and Y. Zenou

Trading Networks and Liquidity Provision,  Journal of Financial Economics, 113, 2, 235-251, 2014, with E. Cohen-Cole and A. Kirilenko

Female Labor Market Participation in Europe: Novel Evidence on Trends and Shaping Factors, with A. Cipollone and G. Vallanti, IZA Journal of European Labor Studies, 3, 18, 1-40, 2014

Peer Effects in the Demand for Housing Quality with G. Venanzoni, Journal of Urban Economics, 83, 6-17, 2014

Endogenous Peer Effects: Local Aggregate or Local Average? with X. Liu and Y. Zenou, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 103, 39-59, 2014

Ethnic Networks and Employment Outcomes, with Y. Zenou, Regional Science & Urban Economics, 42, 938-949, 2012

Urban Crime and Ethnicity, with Y. Zenou, Review of Network Economics, 11, 3, art.11, 2012

Organized Crime Networks: An Application of Network Analysis Techniques to the American Mafia, with G. Mastrobuoni, Review of Network Economics, 11,3 art.10, 2012

Intergenerational Education Transmission: Neighborhood Quality and/or Parents’ Involvement?, with Y. Zenou, Journal of Regional Science, 51, 5,. 987-1013, 2012

Juvenile Delinquency and Conformism, with Y. Zenou, Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, 1; 1-31, 2012 – Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article

Formation and Persistence of Oppositional Identities,” with A. Bisin, T. Verdier and Y. Zenou, European Economic Review, 55, 1046-1071, 2011

Ethnic Identity and Labor-Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Europe, with A. Bisin, T. Verdier and Y. Zenou, Economic Policy, 65, 1, 57-92, 2011

Urban Sprawl in Europe, with Y. Zenou, Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, 10, 125-149, 2009

Peer Effects and Social Networks in Education, with A. Calvò-Armengol and Y. Zenou, Review of Economic Studies, 76, 1239-1267, 2009

On the Sources of the Black-White Test Score Gap in Europe, with Y. Zenou, Economics Letters, 102, 49-52, 2009

Wages and the City. Evidence from Italy, with S. Di Addario, Labour Economics, 15, 1040-1061, 2008

Local Analysis of Economic Disparities in Italy: a Spatial Statistics Approach, Statistical Methods & Applications, 17, 85-112, 2008

Are Muslim Immigrants Different in Terms of Cultural Integration? with A. Bisin, T. Verdier and Y. Zenou, Journal of the European Economic Association, 6 (2-3), 445-456, 2008

The Strength of Weak Ties in Crime, with Y. Zenou, European Economic Review, 52, 209-236, 2008

Unobserved Heterogeneity or Measurement Errors? Testing for Correlated Effects with Measurement Errors, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 69, 867-880, 2007

Spatial Dependence in Local Unemployment Rates, with Y. Zenou, Journal of Economic Geography, 7, 169-191, 2007

Geography and Economic Performance: Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis for Great Britain, with P. Rice, Regional Studies, vol 41.4, 489-508, 2007

Spatial Determinants of Productivity: Analysis for the Regions of Great Britain, with P. Rice and A.J. Venables, Regional Science & Urban Economics, 36, 727-752, 2006

Search Intensity, Cost of Living and Local Labour Markets, with Y. Zenou,Regional Science & Urban Economics, 36, 227-248, 2006

Spatial Mismatch, Transport Mode and Search Decisions in England, with Y. Zenou, Journal of Urban Economics, 58, 62-90, 2005

 

Working Papers

Effectiveness of Connected Legislators, (2018), with M. Battaglini and V. Leone Sciabolazza (R&R American Journal of Political Science)

Treatment Effects with Heterogeneous Externalities, (2017) with T. Arduini and E. Rainone (R&R Journal of Business & Economic Statistics)

Do Friendship Networks Improve Female Education?, (2017) with Y. Hahn, A. Islam and Y. Zenou (R&R The Economic Journal)

The Brother Earnings Penalty, (2017) with A. Cools, as profiled in The Independent: Women who have a brother are likely to earn less, US study shows (R&R Labour Economics)

Weight, Reference Points and the Onset of Eating Disorders, (2017), with T. Arduini and D. Iorio, (R&R, Journal of Health Economics)

Who is the Key Player? A Network Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency, (2018) with L. F. Lee, X. Liu and Y. Zenou, as profiled in The Economist: Social Networks: Centrality Planning

Urban interactions, (2017) with J. S. Kim, P. M. Picard and Y. Zenou

Work, Retirement, and Social Networks at Older Ages, (2016) with G. Engelhardt, as profiled in The New York Times: Working Longer May Benefit Your Health, and in Squared Away Blog: Can Work Enhance Seniors’ Social Lives?

Neighborhood Effects, Peer Classification, and the Decision of Women to Work, (2016) with S. Rosenthal and N. Mota

Key Leaders in Crime, with T. Verdier and Y. Zenou, revised version coming soon

Dynamic Peer Effects in Risky Behavior, with A. Bisin and O. Ozgur, revised version coming soon

Parametric and Semiparametric IV Estimation of Network Models with Selectivity, with T. Arduini, X. Liu and E. Rainone, revised version coming soon

Bribes, Friendship and Support for Noncitizens, with R.B. Morton, P. Pin and J. Rogers, revised version coming soon

Network Structure and Education Outcomes: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bangladesh, with Y. Hahn, A. Islam, and Y. Zenou, revised version coming soon

Neighborhood Effects in Education: Geographical versus Social Distance, with C. Del Bello and Y.Zenou, revised version coming soon

 

New Projects

Hurricanes, Climate Change and Electoral Accountabilty, (2017), with S. Gagliarducci and D. Paserman slides

Information, Mobile Communication Patterns and Social Referrals, (2017), with P. Jia Barwick, Y. Liu and Q. Wu

Tax Accontants, Spillovers and Tax Evasion, (2017), with M. Battaglini, L. Guiso and C. Lacava

Intentional Investments Through Informal Gift Networks in Ghana, (2017), with C. Barrett, V. Nourani and T. Walker

Consumption Smoothing Through Networks and Responses to Negative Shocks in Ghana, (2017), with C. Barrett, V. Nourani and T. Walker

Social Contagion and Selection in Large Online Systems, (2017), with D. Easley and C. Rojas

Inferring Networks from outcomes, (2017), with M. Battaglini and S. Peng

 

Books & Book Chapters

Spatial Methods, with H. Overman and S. Gibbons in the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, volume 5 2015, G. Duranton, V. Henderson and W. Strange (eds)

Unobserved Dimensions of Discrimination, with T. Boeri and G. Peri, Oxford University Press, 2015

Strategic Interactions on Financial Networks for the Analysis of Systemic Risk, with E. Cohen-Cole and A. Kirilenko, in the Handbook on Systemic Risk, J.-P. Fouque, J.A., Langsam (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2013

Cultural Integration in Italy, with A. Bisin, Cultural Integration in Europe, Y. Algan, A. Bisin, A. Manning, T. Verdier (eds), Oxford University Press, 2012

Intuizione e previsione dell’espansione urbana. Considerazione economiche e statistiche, in Gemmiti R., Salvati L. (eds), C’era una volta la città. Una lettura multidisciplinare del mutamento urbano. Fattori e rischi, Bonanno, Roma, 2011

Latent Variables in Panel Data Models: Theoretical Contributions and Empirical Applications, VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009

Wages and the City, with S. Di Addario, in Agglomeration Effects on the Labour Market: The Italian Case, S. Di Addario, VDM Verlag, Germany, 2009

Active Labor Market Policies in Europe. Performance and Perspective”, with D. Card, M. Fertig, M. Góra, R. Leetmaa, J. Kluve, C. Schmidt, P. Jensen, B. Van der Klaauw, A. Weber, Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2007

Lavorare in una grande città italiana paga, ma poco, p. 135-146, with S. Di Addario, in G. Brunello, D. Checchi, C. Lucifera, A. Ichino (eds), Per un’analisi critica del mercato del lavoro, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005

 

Book Review

Urban Labor Economics, by Y. Zenou, Cambridge University Press, New York. 2009. Xii+509 pp. $34.95, Economica, 79, 315, 606-607, 2012

 

Honours & Awards

2014 Geoffrey J.D. Hewings Award for distinguished contributions to Regional Science research, North American Regional Science Council

2011 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

2011 Oliver E. Williamson Prize for the Best Article published in the Journal of Economics, Law & Organization in the last two years

2010 Research Excellence Award in Economics (researchers under 40), La Sapienza University of Rome

 

Fellowships

Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Research Department,  2014

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship, European University Institute, Florence, 2011 – 2012

 

Editorial Activity

Co-Editor

Associate Editor

 

Referee for:

Econometrica, American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Econometrics, Labour Economics, Review of Networks Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Empirical Economics, Papers in Regional Science, Journal of Public Economics, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Journal of Population Economics, The Economic Journal, Regional Science & Urban Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Urban Economics, The Manchester School, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Development Economics, Spatial Economic Analysis, The B.E. Journal of Econmic Analysis, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Theory & Policy, Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Physical Review E, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Health Economics, International Economic Review, Economic Policy, Research Policy, The Annals of Regional Science, Urban Studies, Review of Economics of the Household, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Archive for the Psychology of Religion, Journal of Ethnic Studies and Migration, Journal of Comparative Economics, European Economic Review, Journal of Quantitative Criminalogy, Journal of Economic Survey, Journal of Human Capital

Editorials

VOX: CEPR’s Policy Portal

Lavoce

Noise from Amerika

Visiting Fellowship at Collegio Carlo Alberto, 2010

Grant Review Activity

National Science Foundation (NSF)

European Research Council (ERC)

Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)

Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

 

Resources

econet: An R package for parameter-dependent network centrality measures, (2018) with M. Battaglini, V. Leone Sciabolazza and S. Peng

ABSTRACT
The R package econet provides methods for estimating parameter-dependent network centrality measures with linear-in-means models. Both nonlinear least squares and maximum likelihood estimators are implemented. The methods allow for both link and node heterogeneity in network effects, endogenous network formation and the presence of unconnected nodes. The routines also compare the explanatory power of parameter-dependent network centrality measures with those of standard measures of network centrality. Benefits and features of the econet package are illustrated using data from Battaglini and Patacchini (2018), which examine the determinants of US campaign contributions when legislators care about the behavior of other legislators to whom they are socially connected.

https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=econet

 

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