Francesco Amodio
Assistant Professor, McGill University

I will spend the Spring Semester 2018 at Yale University
as Visiting Assistant Professor, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

francesco.amodio [at] 
curriculum vitae [pdf]

Department of Economics an

Leacock Building 514
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, QC, 
H3A 2T7

Research Interests Labor Economics, Development Economics, Political Economy

I study market imperfections and their impact on the productivity and efficiency of organizations.
Published and
Forthcoming Papers
Ethnicity and Violence During Democratic Transitions: Evidence from South Africa 
with Giorgio Chiovelli
Forthcoming, Journal of the European Economic Association

Making Do with What You Have: Conflict, Input Misallocation and Firm Performance 
Forthcoming, The Economic Journal

Working Papers Input Allocation, Workforce Management and Productivity Spillovers: Evidence from Personnel Data 
Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

Ethnic Favoritism in Democracy: The Political Economy of Land and Labor in South Africa

Bribes vs. Taxes: Market Structure and Incentives
with Giacomo De GiorgiAminur Rahman and Jieun Choi
Work in Progress
Incentive Regime Switch and Learning at the Workplace

Farming and Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa

Trade, Comparative Advantage, and Local Patterns of Political Violence
 Circulated Works Hard to Forget: Long-lasting Effects of Social Capital Accumulation Shocks
AICCON Working Papers 105 [
 Media/Posts Il Ventennio Boom del Divario Generazionale
with Angelo Martelli, June 2014, [link]

Firms in Conflict: Adapt or Perish
with Michele Di Maio, May 2014, [link]

Percepciones y Realidad sobre el tema de los Delitos en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
with Lucia Freira, February 2013, [link]
Stata  RD Design: A Simplified Test for Discontinuity in the Density of the Forcing Variable [*.do file]

Basics are from 
McCrary (2006), but simple triangle kernel is used for estimation of density functions on both sides of the cutoff. Allows for choice of bin size for computation of discretized density, and bandwidth for kernel smoothing. The line plot of estimated densities is superimposed to the scatter plot of discretized density. Height difference and its standard error are estimated using bootstrap methods.

Correction of Misspelled Strings using Levenshtein Distance through the 'strgroup' Command [*.do file]

It applies to cases in which misspelled strings have to be matched with correct spells from a given vocabulary. The 'strgroup' command is developed by Julian Reif, University of Chicago (