Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum Erich Battistin
Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum
Date of Birth: November 9, 1972
E-mail: [email protected]
Web page: http://homes.stat.unipd.it/erich/
Since September 2006
Professore Associato of Statistica Economica, University of Padova
Since September 2010
Research Fellow, IRVAPP, Trento, Italy
Since February 2012
Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
On leave during the academic year 2012/13, visiting MIT Economics
Ph.D. in Statistics, University of Padova; awarded the prize “Best Ph.D.
thesis in Applied Statistics”, Italian Statistical Society, 2002
Laurea in Statistics summa cum laude, University of Padova
September 2004 - August 2006
Ricercatore of Statistica Economica, University of Padova
February 2004-February 2006
Senior Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies,
October 2001-January 2004
Research Economist, Institute for Fiscal Studies, London
FIELDS OF SPECIALISATION
Programme Evaluation; Economics of Education; Consumption; Measurement Error
TEACHING AND SUPERVISION ACTIVITIES
Supervisor of four Ph.D. students at the Department of Statistics of the University of Padova
External examiner of the final Ph.D. defence for students at the University of Bologna, the
University of Milan, the University of Padova and the European University Institute.
I regularly teach courses on Econometrics and Programme Evaluation Methods:
at the University of Padova (undergraduate, master and Ph.D. level)
for the SIDE (Italian Econometric Society; Ph.D. level)
at the Graduate Institute in Geneva (Ph.D. level)
I co-organise and teach at the annual winter school on Programme Evaluation Methods at
IRVAPP, which has now reached its fifth edition.
I was invited by the World Bank to teach the following training courses:
Agricultural and Community-Driven Impact Evaluations (AADAPT), Addis Ababa,
Cross-Country Workshop on Impact Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programs in Africa,
Cape Town, March 2009.
REFEREE ACTIVITY – SELECTED LIST
American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Econometrica, Econometric Theory, Econometrics
Journal, Fiscal Studies, Italian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, Journal of Applied
Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economics Statistics, Journal of Income Distribution,
Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Official Statistics, Journal
of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association,
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, Journal of the Italian Statistical Society, Labour
Economics, National Science Foundation, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics
and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
I was in the scientific programme committee for the following conferences:
1. 45th Scientific Meeting of the Italian Statistical Society
2. 1st Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics (ICEEE 2005)
3. 4th Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics (ICEEE 2011)
4. 5th Italian Congress of Econometrics and Empirical Economics (ICEEE 2013)
I was invited to be the Chair of Methodology Section at the Impact Evaluation Workshop organized
by FAO, Rome, December 2010.
Current research grants (as PI)
1. Since January 2013: “Instruction time, Student Achievement and Labour Supply of Mothers:
Evidence from the ‘One Teacher’ Reform in Italy” (with D. Vuri); Fondazione per la Scuola
(Compagnia San Paolo, Torino), 120,000 EUR
2. Since June 2010: “The Policy Implications of Demographic Ageing” (with M. Fort and M.
Padula); three-year research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education and
Scientific Research under the programme “Futuro in Ricerca” (Future in Research), 516,000
Past research grants (as PI)
1. October 2007 - October 2011: “ML^2: Modified Likelihood Methods for Evaluating the
Effects of the Mobility Lists Program in the Veneto Region” (with E. Rettore, A. Salvan and
C. Varin); research project funded as “Progetto di Eccellenza” by the CARIPARO (Cassa di
Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo) Foundation, 100,000 EUR
2. April 2005 – April 2006: “Misreported Schooling and Returns to Education in the UK”(with
B. Sianesi); research project supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council
(ESRC), 45,000 GBP
Past research grants (as co-investigator) – selected list
1. September 2009 - September 2011: “Short-run and Long-run consequences of imbalanced
sex ratios” (with S. Becker and L. Nunziata); research project funded by the University of
Padova, 62,000 EUR
2. Since June 2009: evaluation of the Commercial Agriculture Development Project (CADP) in
Nigeria; five-year research project funded by the World Bank and the Government of
3. October 2006 - October 2010: “The Evolution of Inequality in the US: Consumption,
Earnings and Wages” (with O. Attanasio and M. Padula); research project funded by the
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.
4. February 2002 – December 2005: “The Evaluation of the UK Employer Training Pilots”;
research project supported by the UK Department for Education and Skills.
5. October 2001 – December 2004: “Evaluation of the Education Maintenance Allowance
Pilots”; research project supported by the UK Department for Education and Skills
Work in progress (selected list)
Threat of grade retention, remedial education and student achievement: evidence from Upper
Secondary Schools in Italy (with A. Schizzerotto, current version December 2012); IZA DP
Latent structures and quantiles of the treatment effect distribution (with C. Lamarche and E.
Rettore, current version July 2011).
More instruction time for low achieving students: Evidence from Southern Italy (with E. Meroni,
current version April 2013); IZA DP 7437.
Survey Instruments and the Reports of Consumption Expenditures: Evidence from the
Consumer Expenditure Surveys (with M. Padula, current version January 2012); CEPR DP
Misreported Schooling, Multiple Measures and Returns to Educational Qualifications (with M.
De Nadai and B. Sianesi, current version October 2012); IZA DP 6337. Revision requested,
Journal of Econometrics.
Unintended consequences of pension reforms on inter-generational fertility (with M. De Nadai
and M. Padula, current version February 2013).
Short-Run and Long-Run Consequences of Imbalanced Sex Ratios (with S. Becker and L.
Nunziata, current version March 2013).
The Effects of Private Equity on Targets: Majority versus Minority Investments (with P.
Bortoluzzi, F. Buttignon, M. Serafini and M. Vedovato, current version April 2013).