SITE Brown Bag Seminar with Michela Tincani, University College London
Heterogeneous Peer Effects and Rank Concerns: Theory and Evidence. Michela Tincani, University College London (UCL).
2016-05-10 at 12:00
2016-05-10 at 13:00
SITE Library, SSE, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5, 9th fl
Michela Maria Tincani is a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the University College London (UCL) and Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). She is a labor economist with an interest in social inequalities. Her papers combine administrative microdata, and, more recently, data from a natural experiment, with insights from applied microeconomic theory (dynamic decision-making, general equilibrium, and game theoretic models of social interactions). This approach has two goals. The first one is to evaluate large-scale policies that are likely to have complex dynamic or general equilibrium effects. The second goal is to use insights from theory to derive lessons that can guide empirical work.
Education is one of the most important determinants of lifetime opportunities and research of Michela Tincani so far has focused on the economics of education systems. In ongoing work she also explore inequalities on the labor market, with a focus on the role of non-cognitive skills in determining the gender gap in lifetime earnings. Her general fields of study include labor, education, development, and applied microeconometrics.
In future projects, she would like to design and collect data from randomized controlled trials (RCT). Combining RCT with structural estimation will give her a chance to use experimental data variation as a source of identification and model validation, and to use theory to extrapolate the experimental results to a broader context.
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