Margherita Comola

Contact Information

Bureau 420

Maison des Sciences Économiques 
106-112 boulevard de l'Hôpital 
75647 Paris Cedex 13, France
Phone: +33 (0)144078315

Margherita COMOLA

Current Positions
  • Associate professor (maître de conférences HDR), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • Associate member, Paris School of Economics 
  • Full member, European Development Research Network (EUDN)
  • Research fellow, IZA

Research Interests
Networks, Microeconometrics, Development, Experiments

CV pdf  

  • PhD in Economics: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2008)
  • MSc in Economics: Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2004)
  • Laurea in Quantitative Economics: Universita' Bocconi (2002)

Recent Teaching (2015/16)
  • Microeconometric Policy Evaluation (PSE Summer School in Microeconometrics)
  • Econometrics and Stata (M1 ETE)
  • Networks and Social Interactions (M2 ETE - M2 EcoPsyco)
  • Applied Econometrics(M2 EA)
  • Introduction to Stata, Econometrics and Impact Evaluation (M2 Mond)

  • “The Missing Transfers: Estimating Mis-reporting in Dyadic Data” (with M. Fafchamps), Economic Development and Cultural Change, 65(3): 549-582, 2017 pdf
  • “The Formation of Migrant Networks” (with M. Mendola), The Scandinavian Journal of Economics 117(2): 592-618, 2015 pdf
  • “Testing Unilateral and Bilateral Link Formation” (with M. Fafchamps), The Economic Journal, 124: 954-975, 2014 pdf
  • “Can Governments Boost People's Sense of Well-Being? The Impact of Selected Labour Market and Health Policies on Life Satisfaction” (with R. Boarini, F. de Keulenaer, R. Manchin, C. Smith), Social Indicators Research, 114 (1): 105-120, 2013.
  • “Salaried Employment and Earnings in Indonesia: New evidence on the selection bias” (with L. de Mello), Applied Economics, 45: 2808-2816, 2013 pdf
  • “Democracies, Politics and Arms Supply,” Review of International Economics, 20(1): 150-163, 2012 pdf
  • “How does Decentralized Minimum Wage Setting affect Employment and Informality? The case of Indonesia” (with L. de Mello), Review of Income and Wealth, 57: S79-S99, 2011 pdf  
  • “Fiscal Decentralization and Urbanization in Indonesia: Multidimensional Perspectives” (with L. de Mello), in Urbanization and Development in Asia edited by J. Beall, B. Guha-Khasnobis and R. Kanbur, Oxford University Press, 2012.  
  • “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Social Policies in Indonesia” (with L. de Mello), OECD Economics Department Working Paper n. 810, published as Chapter 4 in OECD Economic Surveys: Indonesia 2010, OECD Publishing.

Under revision 
  • Treatment Effects Accounting for Network Changes (with S.Prina). This version: May 2017. Revise & Resubmit at Review of Economics and Statistics pdf
  • Estimating Local Network Externalities, SSRN working paper 946093. This version: February 2016. Reject & Resubmit at Quantitative Economics pdf
  • An Experimental Study of Decentralized Networked Markets with Unobserved Preferences (with M. Fafchamps). This version: October 2016. Revise and Resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior and Organisation pdf

(last update: June 2017)