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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


“Sibling Gender and Wage Differences” (with Twisha Chatterjee)
(Applied Economics, in press)

“Wage-Setting Institutions and Corporate Governance” (with Matthew Dimick)
(Journal of Comparative Economics, November 2016)

“Asymmetric Information and Search Frictions: A Neutrality Result”
(Economics Letters, October 2016)

“The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions in Childhood on Adult Labor Market Outcomes”
(Economic Inquiry, July 2016)

“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