MARIAGIOVANNA BACCARA

Curriculum Vitae
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M A I N   A C A D E M I C   A P P O I N T M E N T S

2013-               Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business, Associate Professor (with tenure)

2013-               Washington University in St. Louis, School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Affiliated Faculty

2010-2012       Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business, Assistant Professor

2002-2010       New York University, Stern School of Business, Assistant Professor

E D U C A T I O N    

  

Princeton University, MA, Ph.D. in Economics, 2003

 

University of Trieste, BA, Graduated Summa cum Laude


O T H E R   P O S I T I O N S   A N D   A S S O C I A T I O N S

2012-present       Review of Economic Design, Associate Editor    

2011-present       St. Louis Federal Reserve, Research Fellow

2010-present       Center of Political Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, Research Fellow

Jun 2011             Sciences-Po, Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar  

2006-2007           University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Visiting Assistant Professor

Fall 2004              Bocconi University, Visiting Assistant Professor

F E L L O W S H I P S,   G R A N T S,   A N D   A W A R D S

2013                WUSTL Provost Office Grant for "New Directions in Micoeconomics"

2009                Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review

2005                EEA Young Economist Award

2003-2004       NSF Grant 0317634 ($61,979), with Ronny Razin

1999                Goldfeld Summer Research Award, Princeton University

1995-1999       Princeton University Fellowship

1998-1999       Italian National Research Council Fellowship

1997-1998       Ente Luigi Einaudi Fellowship

1996-1997       Mortara Fellowship (awarded by the Bank of Italy)

1994-1995       Institute for Insurance Studies Fellowship, University of Trieste

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S

1.    Child-Adoption Matching: Preferences for Gender and Race, joint with Allan Collard-Wexler, Leonardo Felli, and Leeat Yariv, August 2013, forthcoming on American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, (previously circulated as "Gender and Racial Biases: Evidence from Child Adoption")

2.    Homophily in Peer Groups, joint with Leeat Yariv, American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 5(3), 69-96, August 2013  (previously circulated as "Similarity and Polarization in Groups")

3.  A Field Study on Matching with Network Externalities, joint with Ayse Imrohoroglu, and Alistair Wilson, and Leeat Yariv, American Economic Review, lead article, 102(5), 1773-1804, August 2012

4.    Subsidies, Entry, and the Distribution of R&D Investment, joint with John Asker, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 28(3), 254-270, May 2010

5.    How to Organize Crime, joint with Heski Bar-Isaac, Review of Economic Studies, 75(4), 1039-1067, October 2008

6.    Barganing over New Ideas: Rent Distribution and Stability of Innovative Firms, joint with Ronny Razin, Journal of European Economic Association, lead article, 5(6), 1095-1129, December 2007

7.    Interrogation Methods and Terror Networks, joint with Heski Bar-Isaac, in Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, edited by N. Memon, J. D. Farley, D. L Hicks, and T. Rosenorn, Springer Ed., February 2008

8.    Outsourcing, Information Leakage, and Consulting Firms, Rand Journal of Economics, 38(1), 269-289, Spring 2007

9.    Effective Securities in Arbitrage-Free Markets with Bid-Ask Spread at Liquidation, Journal of Economics and Dynamic Control, 30(1), 55-79, January 2006

 

C O M P L E T E D   P A P E R S

10.   Foreign Adoption in the U.S.,  joint with Allan Collard-Wexler, Leonardo Felli, and Leeat Yariv, December 2012

11.   Choosing Peers: Homophily and Polarization in Groups, joint with Leeat Yariv, July 2013, revise and resubmit, Journal of Economic Theory

12.   Innovation and Corporate Conservatism, joint with Ronny Razin, submitted, First Version: 2004, Revised: March 2012

13.  From Thought to Practice: Appropriation and Endogenous Market Structure with Imperfect Intellectual Property Rights, joint with Ronny Razin, mimeo, 2004 (earlier version of "Bargaining over New Ideas: Rent Distribution and Stability of Innovative Firms")

 

W O R K   I N   P R O G R E S S

Dynamic Group Formation, joint with Leeat Yariv

Institutional Design for Child Adoption, joint with Allan Collard-Wexler, Leonardo Felli, and Leeat Yariv

Vertical Relationships in Durable Goods Markets, joint with John Asker

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L   I N V O L V E M E N T

Nov 2013          2013 New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

2013                  MBA Commitee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL          

2013                 Diversity & Inclusion Grant Advisory Committee, WUSTL

2013-                Simon Hall Renovation Commitee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2012-                 PhD Economics Area Coordinator, Olin School of Business, WUSTL        

2012-                AACSB Review Faculty Commitee, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

2012-                Office of the Provost Diversity Advisory Committee, WUSTL

Oct 2012           Midwest Economic Theory and International Trade Meeting, program committee

Jul 2011            2011 New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

May 2011          Distinguished Women in Economics and Strategy Day, WUSTL, organizer

Jul 2010            2010 New Directions in Applied Microeconomics: Theory and Evidence, conference co-organizer

2010-2011        Theory Seminar Series, WUSTL, co-organizer

May 2010          Behavioral and Quantitative Game Theory Conference on Future Directions, program committee

2007                  South-West Economic Theory Conference, program committee

2003-2005        IO Day, NYU Stern, conference co-organizer

2002-2006        IO Seminar Series, NYU Stern, co-organizer

Referee for: American Journal of Political Science, American Economic Review, Econometrica, The Economic Journal, Economics and Politics, Economic Inquiry, European Economic Review, International Economic Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Game Theory, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Japan and the World Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of the European Economics Association, Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Management Sciences, Mathematical Social Sciences, Quarterly Journal of Economics, The RAND Journal of Economics, Research Policy, Review of Economic Design, Review of Economic Dynamics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economic Studies, Theoretical Economics

Grant Reviewer:  Israel Science Foundation, Italian Department of Education Grant Program, Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Hong Kong Research Grant Council, National Science Foundation, WUSTL Diversity & Inclusion Grant Program, WUSTL University Research Strategic Alliance Grant Program

T E A C H I N G   E X P E R I E N C E

2012-present      Industrial Organization, 2nd year PhD level, WUSTL

2011-present      Microeconomics, Undergraduate Level, Olin School of Business, WUSTL (latest evaluation mean: 8.69/10, median 9/10)

2010-present       Game Theory for Business, Undergraduate Level, Olin School of Business, WUSTL (latest evaluation means: 9.06/10 and 9.16/10, median 9/10)

Fall 2011            Matching and Social Networks, Honor Undergraduate Mini-course, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

Spring 2010        Managerial Economics, MBA Core, Olin School of Business, WUSTL

Fall 2009            Game Theory and Business Strategy, MBA Elective, Stern School of Business, New York University

2002-2010          Firms and Markets, MBA Core, Stern School of Business, New York University, (latest evaluation mean: 6.45/7.0, median: 7.0/7.0)

2004-2008          Industrial Organization, 2nd year PhD level, IO sequence, New York University

Fall 2006            Managerial Economics, MBA Core, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (evaluation mean: 4.25/5.0)

Spring 2007         Economic Analysis for Business Decisions, undergraduate level, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

2002-2006          New Research in Economic Theory, PhD Workshop, with Heski Bar-Isaac, Debraj Ray and Ennio Stacchetti

Fall 2004            Game Theory, PhD core course, Bocconi University

 

G R A D U A T E   A D V I S I N G

Ramesh Sankaranarayanan (NYU, PhD 2004, job market placement: University of Connecticut)

Hong Luo (NYU, PhD 2011, job market placement: Harvard Business School)

Nicholas Papageorge (WUSTL, PhD 2012, job market placement: Johns Hopkins University)

Sandip Agarwal (WUSTL, PhD Candidate)

Feng Dong (WUSTL, PhD Candidate)

Ryan Cooper (WUSTL, PhD Candidate)

Brady Vaughan (WUSTL, PhD Candidate)

Juan Block (WUSTL, PhD Candidate)

 

P R E S E N T A T I O N S   ( S E M I N A R S   A N D   C O N F E R E N C E S )

2010-present:  LUISS (scheduled), 2013 Midwest Economic Theory Meetings (University of Michigan), Washington University in St. Louis (x3), University of Pittsburgh, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, University of Missouri, Northwestern University, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Bristol University, Università Cattolica, 2011 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (discussant, Washington University), Brown University, Sciences-Po, University of Oxford, 2010 Mini-Workshop in Economic Theory (Brown University), 2010 Society of Economics Dynamics Meetings  

2005-2009: 2009 Workshop in Information Networks (NYU), University of Toronto, CUNY, 2009 Applied Economics Workshop (Petralia Sottana), New York University (x3), Vanderbilt University, London School of Economics, University of Essex, University of Cambridge, INSEAD, London Business School, University California San Diego, University of Southern California (x2), 2009 SCIP Financial Law & Innovation conference (USC Law), Columbia University, Queen’s University, University of Trieste (x2), 2008 Business Law and Innovation Conference (Columbia University), 2008 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2008 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings, 2008 Third World Conference of the Game Theory Society, London School of Economics, University of California Los Angeles, 2007 Fourth Conference on Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism, 2007 Second UTCC Annual International Conference on Frontier of Economic Research, 2007 Mini-Conference on Social Network (Caltech), Marshall School of Business (USC), University of Pennsylvania, University of Venice , 2006 Conflict and Cooperation (Northwestern University), 2006 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2006 NBER on Economics of National Security (invited participant), 2006 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (Washington University), Pennsylvania State University, Bocconi University and IGIER, 2005 CRES Foundations of Business Strategy Conference (discussant, Washington University), 2005 European Economic Association Meetings, 2005 International Conference of Industrial Organization (discussant)

2002-2004: University of Southampton (United Kingdom), University of Bologna , 2004 IO Day (New York University), 2004 European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory, 2004 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (Florence), Duke University, New York University, 2003 IO Day (New York University), 2003 Conference of the Society for Advancement in Economic Theory, 2003 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (Paris), 2003 Clarence Tow Conference in Industrial Organization (University of Iowa), 2003 Econometric Society Winter meeting, University of Iowa, Universidade NOVA (Lisbon, Portugal), University of Rochester, New York University, Stanford GSB, Columbia Business School, University of Toronto, University of Southern California, Washington University, Carnegie Mellon University, Bocconi University and IGIER, Marshall School of Business (USC), 2002 European Economics Association Conference, 2002 Society of Economic Dynamics Meetings (New York), 2002 Conference of the Society for Advancement in Economic Theory, Conference of the Society of Real Analysis and Applications