Franco Peracchi



Professor, Tor Vergata University.
Non-resident Fellow, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance
Director of the Master’s Programs in Economics and Professor of the Practice, Georgetown University


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


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Research Interests

Econometric theory and methods. Semiparametric and robust statistical methods. Labor and health economics. Economics of social security and pensions.

Selected Publications

"Posterior moments and quantiles for the normal location model with Laplace prior" (with G. De Luca and Jan R. Magnus), Communications in Statistics-Theory and Methods, forthcoming.

“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 G. De Luca and J. R. Magnus), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2019, Volume 37, Issue 2, pages 217-222.

"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.

Working Papers

A nonlinear dynamic factor model of health and medical treatment” (with C. Rossetti), EIEF Working Paper 19/01, February 2019.

Self-assessed cognitive abilities and financial wealth: Are people aware of their cognitive decline?” (with F. Mazzonna), EIEF Working Paper 18/08, September 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.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

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


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