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Eleonora Patacchini

Professor, Associate Department Chair


Eleonora Patacchini is a professor in the Department of Economics who specializes in applied economics and applied statistics. 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.

She is co-editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics.


  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Economics
  • Policy Analysis & Management


Professor Patacchini's research interests include regional and urban economics, labour economics, political economy, social networks and financial networks, economics of ethnic minorities, integration patterns in Europe, economics of culture and institutions, crime, gender, economics of education, computational economics, policy evaluation, experimental and behavioral economics in the labour market.


Fall 2020


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