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Neel Rao

Assistant Professor of Economics
423 Fronczak Hall
(716) 645-8674


  • Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University, 2012
  • A.M., Economics, Harvard University, 2009
  • A.B., Economics, Harvard College, 2006


“Wage-Setting Institutions and Corporate Governance” (with Matthew Dimick) (Journal of Comparative Economics, accepted)

“The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions in Childhood on Adult Labor Market Outcomes” (Economic Inquiry, forthcoming)

“Social Effects in Employer Learning: An Analysis of Siblings” (Labour Economics, January 2016)

“General Training in Labor Markets: Common Value Auctions with Unobservable Investment” (Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, December 2015)

Working Papers

“Social Networks and Vaccination Decisions” (with Michael Kremer, Markus Mobius, and Tanya Rosenblat)

“Sequential Exchange with Stochastic Transaction Costs” (with Yuichiro Kamada)

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Organizational Economics