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ELIANA LA FERRARA

ELIANA LA FERRARA
Docente Professore Ordinario
Dipartimento di Economia

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Insegnamenti a.a. 2018/2019

20287 DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

Insegnamenti a.a. precedenti


Note biografiche

Nata il 1° Dicembre 1968. Laureata in Discipline economiche e sociali presso l'Università Bocconi nel 1993. Ha conseguito il PhD in Economics presso la Harvard University nel 1999.


Curriculum Accademico

Fondazione Romeo ed Enrica Invernizzi Chair in Development Economics. Vice Presidente della European Economic Association. Research Fellow of the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER) and the European Development Research Network (EUDN). Network Coordinator of Policy Design and Evaluation Research (PODER, EC FP7 ITN).


Aree di interesse scientifico

Economia dello sviluppo, political economics, economia pubblica.


Pubblicazioni principali

“Market-based Lobbying: Evidence from Advertising Spending in Italy” (con S. DellaVigna, R. Durante e B. Knight), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016. “A Test of Racial Bias in Capital Sentencing” (con A. Alesina), American Economic Review, 2014. “Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil” (con A. Chong e S. Duryea), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012. “A Generalized Index of Fractionalization” (con W. Bossert e C. D’Ambrosio), Economica, 2011. “Detecting Illegal Arms Trade” (con S. DellaVigna), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2010. “Diamonds Are Forever, Wars Are Not. Is Conflict Bad for Private Firms?”, (con M. Guidolin), American Economic Review, 2007. “Descent Rules and Strategic Transfers. Evidence from Matrilineal Groups in Ghana”, Journal of Development Economics, 2007. “Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance” (con A. Alesina), Journal of Economic Literature, 2005; "Preferences for Redistribution in the Land of Opportunities" (con A. Alesina), Journal of Public Economics, 2005 ; "Kin Groups and Reciprocity: A Model of Credit Transactions in Ghana", American Economic Review, 2003; "Inequality and Group Participation: Theory and Evidence from Rural Tanzania", Journal of Public Economics, 2002; "Who Trusts Others?" (con A. Alesina), Journal of Public Economics, 2002; "Participation in Heterogeneous Communities" (con A. Alesina), The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000.