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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 the Yale School of Management.

I am also an Associate Editor at the Journal of International Economics and a Faculty Research Fellow at the NBER.
Review of Economic Studies, conditionally accepted
Science, accepted 

Working Papers

International Diffusion of Technology: Accounting for Differences in Learning Abilities (revision in progress)

Book Chapter

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

Work in Progress


Cross-Border Product Adoption: Individual Imports, Migrant Networks, and Domestic Retailers with Argente & Méndez 

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

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



Mailing Address:
Diana Van Patten

Yale School of Management

Evans Hall

165 Whitney Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511


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