Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy


 Professor of Economics    


Department of Economics


Cornell University


430 Uris Hall,


14853, Ithaca, NY, USA

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Interactions with Powerful Female Colleagues Promote Diversity in Hiring (2021), revised version of NBER wp n. 26726, with M. Battaglini and J.Harris, profiled by NBER Digest, Revisions requested  Journal of Labor Economic

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

Tax Professionals and Tax-Evasion, with M. Battaglini, L. Guiso and C. Lacava, Revisions requested  Quarterly Journal of Economics

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

Abstentions and Social Networks in Congress,  with M. Battaglini and  V. Leone Sciabolazza,  Revisions requested  Journal of Politics

Spatial interactions, with J. S. Kim, P. M. Picard, and Y. Zenou,  Revisions requested Quantitative Economics

Parents, Neighbors, and Youth Crime, with C. Diaz, Revisions requested  Review of Economics of the Household

Leaders in Juvenile Crime (2020), with C. Diaz, T. Verdier, and Y. Zenou, revised version of CEPR wp n. 13120, 2018, Revisons requested Journal of  Economic Behavior & Organization

Effectiveness of Connected Legislators (2020), American Journal of Political Science, vol. 64, 4, pp.735-1049, Lead Article, with M. Battaglini and V. Leone Sciabolazza, online appendix. 

BEST ARTICLE ON EFFECTIVE LAWMAKING in 2020, awarded by the Center for Effective Lawmaking

Who is the Key Player? A Network Analysis of Juvenile Delinquency (2020)Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, with L. F. Lee, X. Liu and Y. Zenou, profiled by The Economist: Social Networks: Centrality Planning

Multidimensional Diffusion Processes in Dynamic Online Networks (2020), Plos One, 15(2): e0228421, with D.Easley and C.Rojas


Friendship and Female Education: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Bangladeshi Primary Schools (2020), The Economic Journal, 130, 740-764, with Y. Hahn, A. Islam and Y. Zenou

Econet: An R Package for Parameter-dependent Network Centrality Measures, with M. Battaglini, V. Leone Sciabolazza and S. Peng,  accepted Journal of Statistical Software

​Editor: Journal of Economic Geography


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

A Graphical Lasso Approach to Estimating Network Connections: The Case of U.S. Lawmakers (2021), revised version of NBER wp n. 27557, with M. Battaglini, F. W. Crawford, and S. Peng

Social Groups and the Effectiveness of Protests (2020), NBER wp n. 26757, with M. Battaglini and R.B. Morton

Girls, Boys, and High Achievers (2020), with Angela Cools and Raquel Fernandez, revised version of NBER wp n. wp n. 25763, profiled by MarketWatch: Girls who spend more time in class with ‘high-achieving’ boys are less likely to complete a bachelor’s degree, study says

Dynamic Social Interactions and Health Risky Behavior (2019),  NBER wp n. 26223, with T. Arduini, A. Bisin, and O. Ozgur

Altruism, Insurance, and Costly Solidarity Commitments (2019), CEPR wp n. 14148, with C. Barrett, V. Nourani, and T. Walker