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Eleonora Patacchini

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy


Eleonora Patacchini is a Professor of Economics 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 Independent, The Economist, and The New York Times.

She is editor of the Journal of Economic Geography and co-editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics.


  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Economics
  • Policy Analysis and Management
  • Regional Science


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 2021


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