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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 Independent, The Economist, and The New York Times.
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