I am an economist with research interests in international trade and macro development. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA in 2020. 
I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University's School of Management, a Faculty Affiliate of the Economic Growth Center, and a Research Affiliate of the Cowles Foundation.
I am also a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University.
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Published and Accepted Papers

Econometrica, Forthcoming
AER, Papers and Proceedings, 2022 

Working Papers

with Lee Ohanian, Paulina Restrepo-Echavarría, and Mark Wright    

Book Chapter

In preparation for “Roots of Underdevelopment: A New Economic (and Political) History of Latin America and the Caribbean."
Palgrave, Macmillan. 2022

Policy Work

 with Matías Herrera Dappe and Mathilde Lebrand 

Work in Progress

Strategic Complementarities in a Dynamic Model of Fintech Adoption with Fernando Alvarez, David Argente, Francesco Lippi, and Esteban Méndez

Enrooted Corporate Culture: The Long-Run Impact of Exposure to Multinationals on Local Trade Policy and Political Identity with Esteban Méndez

Adoption of Foreign Products, Peer Effects, and Domestic Firm Networks with David Argente and Esteban Méndez 

Detour Ahead: Market Frictions and Path Dependence in Transport Networks with Marta Santamaría



Mailing Address:
Diana Van Patten

Yale School of Management

Evans Hall

165 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511

Email: diana.vanpatten@yale.edu