Franco Peracchi



Professor, Tor Vergata University.
Non-resident Fellow, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Visiting Professor, Georgetown University


Princeton, Ph.D., 1987
London School of Economics, M.Sc., 1983


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Research Interests

Historical Trends in Health and Living Standards; Nonresponse and Measurement Error in Surveys; Social Security and Retirement.

Selected Publications

"Weighted-average least-squares estimation of generalized linear models” (with G. De Luca and J. Magnus), Journal of Econometrics, 2018, Volume 204, Issue 1, pages 1-17.

“Unhealthy retirement?” (with F. Mazzonna), Journal of Human Resources, 2017, Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 128-151.

“Ranking scientific journals via latent class models for polytomous item response data” (with F. Bartolucci and V. Dardanoni), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series A, 2015, Volume 178, Issue 4, pages 1025-1049.

“Testing for time-invariant unobserved heterogeneity in generalized linear models for panel data” (with F. Bartolucci and F. Belotti), Journal of Econometrics, 2015, Volume 184, Issue 2, pages 452-463.

“Bibliometric evaluation vs. informed peer review: Evidence from Italy” (with G. Bertocchi, A. Gambardella, T. Jappelli and C. A. Nappi), Research Policy, 2015, Volume 44, Issue 2, pages 451-466.

“Model averaging estimation of generalized linear models with imputed covariates” (with V. Dardanoni, G. De Luca and S. Modica), Journal of Econometrics, 2015, Volume 184, Issue 1, pages 111-123.

“Using panel data for partial identification of human immunodeficiency virus when infection status is missing not at random” (with B. Arpino and E. De Cao), Journal of the Royal Statistical Society-Series A, 2014, Volume 177, Issue 3, pages 587-606.

Working Papers

Comments on “Unobservable Selection and Coefficient Stability: Theory and Evidence” and “Poorly Measured Confounders are More Useful on the Left Than on the Right”" (with Giuseppe De Luca and Jan R. Magnus), February 2018.

Comparing distribution and quantile regression” (with S. Leorato), EIEF Working Paper 15/11, October 2015.

Shape regressions” (with S. Leorato), EIEF Working Paper 06/15, July 2015.

On the ambiguous consequences of omitting variables” (with G. De Luca and J. Magnus), EIEF Working Paper 05/15, May 2015.

Growing up in wartime: Evidence from the era of two world wars” (with E. Havari), EIEF Working Paper 05/14, September 2014.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

Visiting Research Scholar, Princeton University, fall 2006. Editor of Labour.


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E-mail: franco.peracchi[at]
Faculty of Economics, University of Rome Tor Vergata
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