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Alessandro Tarozzi, Senior Research Scholar

Please note: Alessandro has left the "Economics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Alessandro Tarozzi is a Senior Research Scholar in the Department of Economics at Duke University, which he joined in 2002. His teaching and research are generally focused on the subjects of development economics and microeconometrics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 2002, and attended Universita' Bocconi in Italy to earn his M.A. in economics in 1996. Since he began his teaching career, Professor Tarozzi has taught both undergraduate and graduate students. Some of his courses include econometrics, applied microeconomics, and topics in development economics.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  202 Social Sciences
Office Phone:  (919) 660-1877
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PhDPrinceton University2002
M.A. with distinctionUniversità Bocconi (Italy)1996
Laurea (B.A.) summa cum laudeUniversità di Bologna (Italy)1995

Development Economics
Research Interests: Development Economics, Applied Microeconometrics and Microeconometrics

Areas of Interest:

Development Economics


Development Economics • Poverty • Econometrics • India • malaria • bednets • beleifs • poverty • inequality • child nutrition • India • water quality • health • development economics

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Andrea Velasquez  
  • Ryan Brown  
  • Evan Peet  
  • Gabriela Farfan  
  • Eva Cas  
  • Daniel R. LaFave  
  • Kristin Johnson  
  • Maria Genoni  
  • Renzo Massari  
  • Omari H. Swinton  
  • Martin Salm  
Working Papers   (More Publications)

  1. Alessandro Tarozzi, Aprajit Mahajan, Brian Blackburn, Dan Kopf, Lakshmi Krishnan and Joanne Yoong., Micro-loans, bednets and malaria: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial in Orissa (India) (2010)
  2. Aprajit Mahajan and Alessandro Tarozzi, Time Inconsistency, Expectations and Technology Adoption: The case of Insecticide Treated Nets (2010)
  3. Aprajit Mahajan and Alessandro Tarozzi, Bednets, Information and Malaria in Orissa (2010)
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Lori Bennear, Alessandro Tarozzi, H B Soumya, Alex Pfaff, Ahmed Kazi Matin and Lex van Geen, Bright Lines, Risk Beliefs, and Risk Avoidance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Bangladesh, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (Submitted, 2010)
  2. Irene Brambilla, Guido Porto and Alessandro Tarozzi, Adjusting to Trade Policy: Evidence from U.S. Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Catfish, Review of Economics and Statistics (Accepted, 2010)
  3. Patricia Foo, Alessandro Tarozzi, Aprajit Mahajan, Joanne Yoong, Lakshmi Krishnan, Danel Kopf and Brian Blackburn, Lymphatic Filariasis in Orissa, India: Expanded Endemic Range and A Call to Re-evaluate Targeting of Mass Drug Administration Programs, Accepted for Publication at Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2010)
  4. Alessandro Tarozzi, Aprajit Mahajan , Joanne Yoong and Brian Blackburn, Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Orissa (India), American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, vol. 99 no. 2 (2009), pp. 231-235
  5. A. Tarozzi, A. Deaton, Using Census and Survey Data to Estimate Poverty and Inequality for Small Areas, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 91 no. 4 (2009), pp. 773-792
Conferences Organized

  • Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE), "Innovations in Empirical Strategies in Development", co-organizer, October 2009  
  • fifteenth BREAD conference (Duke University), Program selection committee, October 2009  
  • Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE), Co-organizer, June 25-27 2007  
  • Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE), Co-organizer, June 26-28 2006  
  • Development Economics at Duke, Co-organizer (with Marc Bellemare), April 2007  
  • Development Economics at Duke, Organizer, December, 2005  

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