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 in the Economics Department at Yale, 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, Accepted
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AER, Papers and Proceedings, 2022 

Working Papers

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

Policy Work

 with Matías Herrera Dappe and Mathilde Lebrand 

Work in Progress

Strategic Complementarities in a Dynamic Model of Technology 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

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

NBER Working Paper No. 29968
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