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Erich Battistin

Senior Research Fellow
  • FBK Trento
Short bio

Erich Battistin is Professor of Economics at Queen Mary University of London, Senior Research Fellow at IRVAPP and Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA). He previously worked at the University of Padua, and at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Centre for the Evaluation of Development Policies in London. His research interests cover a variety of fields of applied economics, ranging from applied work in labour economics to more methodological aspects in programme evaluation. On these topics he published in various journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy and the Journal of Econometrics. He was the principal investigator of projects funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and the Italian Ministry of Welfare and participated as co-investigator in several other projects funded by international organisations in Europe and in the United States. He is also consultant with the World Bank for the implementation of agriculture development programmes in Nigeria.

Publications
  1. E. Battistin; R. Blundell; A. Lewbel,
    Why is Consumption More Log Normal Than Income? Gibrat's Law Revisited,
    in «JOURNAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY»,
    vol. 117,
    2009
    , pp. 1140 -
    1154
  2. E. Battistin; A. Brugiavini; E. Rettore; G. Weber,
    The Retirement Consumption Puzzle: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Approach,
    in «THE AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW»,
    vol. 99,
    2009
    , pp. 2209 -
    2226
  3. E. Battistin; E. Rettore,
    Ineligibles and Eligible Non-Participants as a Double Comparison Group in Regression-Discontinuity Designs,
    in «JOURNAL OF ECONOMETRICS»,
    vol. 142,
    2008
    , pp. 715 -
    730
  4. Battistin E.; Rettore E.; Trivellato U.,
    Choosing among Alternative Classification Criteria to Measure the Labour Force State,
    in «JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY. SERIES A. STATISTICS IN SOCIETY»,
    vol. 170,
    2007
    , pp. 5 -
    27
  5. O. Attanasio; E. Battistin; H. Ichimura,
    What Really Happened To Consumption Inequality in the United States?,
    Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches,
    Chicago,
    The University of Chicago Press,
    2007
    , pp. 515 -
    543
  6. Battistin E.; Rettore E.; Trivellato U.,
    Contiamo davvero tutti i disoccupati? Evidenze per l'Italia, 1984-2000,
    Eppur si muove. Dinamiche e persistenze nel mercato del lavoro italiano,
    Bologna,
    Il Mulino,
    2005
    , pp. 87 -
    113
  7. E. Battistin; R. Miniaci; G. Weber,
    What do we learn from recall consumption data?,
    in «JOURNAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES»,
    vol. 38,
    2003
    , pp. 354 -
    385
  8. E. Battistin; E. Rettore,
    Testing for programme effects in a regression discontinuity design with imperfect compliance,
    in «JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL STATISTICAL SOCIETY. SERIES A. STATISTICS IN SOCIETY»,
    vol. 165,
    2002
    , pp. 39 -
    57
  9. E. Battistin; A. Gavosto; E. Rettore,
    Why do subsidised firms survive longer? An evaluation of a program promoting youth entrepreneurship in Italy,
    Econometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies,
    Heidelberg,
    Physica/Springer-Verlag,
    2001
    , pp. 153 -
    181

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