Stephen and Barbara Friedman Chair in International Political Economy


 Professor of Economics    (ON LEAVE)


Department of Economics, 


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

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Professor of Economics    

Department of Economics

Bocconi University

Via Roentgen 1, 20136 Milano, Italy

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Using GIS as a Potential Methodology to Assess the Spillover (Indirect) Effects of the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s Interventions (2022), IFAD technical report, with A. Mabiso, S. Savastano, and V. Leone Sciabolazza


Databases for computational social science research: Social connections of US Congress members merged with their legislative effectiveness and characteristics are now available on my new website



Peer Effects in Education, with Angela Cools,  Handbook of the Economics of Education, 1st Edition, B. McCall (ed), Routledge, London, 2021


Interactions with Powerful Female Colleagues Promote Diversity in Hiring,  with M. Battaglini and J. Harris, accepted  Journal of Labor Economics, profiled by NBER Digest

Endogenous Social Interactions with Unobserved Networks, with M. Battaglini and E. Rainone,  forthcoming Review of Economic Studies, supplementary appendix

Information, Mobile Communication, and Referral Effectswith P. Jia Barwick, Y. Liu, and Q. Wu, Revisions requested  American Economic Review


Hurricanes, Climate Change Policies and Electoral Accountability (2021), revised version of NBER wp. n. 25835, with Stefano Gagliarducci and Daniele M. Paserman


Network Economics: Application and Challenges, hosted by Sansan inc., Japan (virtual)

Jobs, Innovation and Rural Value Chains in the Context of Climate Transition: Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy, IFAD headquarters, Rome, Italy