Margherita Comola

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Margherita COMOLA

Current Positions
  • Junior Member de l'Institut Universitaire de France (2021-2026)
  • Professor of economics, University Paris-Saclay
  • Affiliate professor, Paris School of Economics 
  • Research fellow, IZA
  • Full member, European Development Research Network (EUDN)

Research Interests
Networks, Microeconometrics, Development, Experiments

Research Grants
ANR JCJC LinkLab (2021-2025)
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CV pdf  

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

Academic Service
  • Director of the Economics Department, University Paris-Saclay (2017-2021)
  • Director of the Summer School in Microeconometrics of Policy Evaluation, Paris Shool of Economics (since 2017)

  • “Learning about Farming: Innovation and social Networks in a Resettled Community in Brazil” (with C. Inguaggiato et M. Mendola), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, forthcoming pdf
  • “The Interplay Among Savings Accounts and Network-Based Financial Arrangements: Evidence from a Field Experiment” (with S. Prina),Economic Journal, 133: 516-535, 2023 pdf
  • Treatment Effects Accounting for Network Changes (with S.Prina), Review of Economics and Statistics, 103(3): 597-604, 2021 pdf
  • “An Experimental Study of Decentralized Networked Markets” (with M. Fafchamps), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 145: 567-591, 2018 pdf
  • “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.

  • La valeur des réseaux : Économie des interactions sociales”, Opuscule du CEPREMAP (Editions ULM, Novembre 2020)

Working papers
  • “Estimating Network Externalities in Undirected Link Formation Games”  (with A. Dekel) pdf
  • “Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Gender-based Interventions for Teenage Obesity” (with B. Fortin and R. Dieye) pdf
  • “Experimental Evidence on Covert Bargaining Markets(with M. Fafchamps) pdf

(last update: March 2024)