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Erich Battistin Ph.D.

Erich Battistin, Ph.D.


Agriculture and Resource Economics
2212 Symons
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-8122


  1. Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Padua, Italy, 2002
  2. Laurea in Statistics (cum laude), University of Padua, Italy, 1997


My interests cover a variety of fields of applied economics, ranging from empirical work on education and labour markets to methodological aspects in policy evaluation and measurement. My primary motivation for empirical research is the view that data must be used to answer causal questions. The main focus of my work has been to understand individual behaviour in response to changes in economic and social environment. A careful investigation of the identification problem, the core of assumptions needed to retrieve the causal parameter, is a distinctive feature of my investigations.


  • Design and evaluation of public interventions
  • Economics of Education
  • Applied micro-econometrics and causality in the social sciences
  • Measurement of welfare and social inequalities