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Research Interests

My research field is labor and public economics. In particular, I am interested in different dimensions of inequality: from inequalities in the labor market to nutritional inequality.

Selected Publications

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Amano-Patiño, N., Aramburu, J., Contractor, Z. The Effect of Affirmative Action on Workers’ Outcomes, (2021) CWPE2104
Amano-Patiño, N., Baron, T. and Xiao, P. Human Capital Accumulation, Equilibrium Wage-Setting and the Life-Cycle Gender Pay Gap, (2020) CWPE2010
Amano-Patiño, N., Faraglia, E., Giannitsarou, C. and Hasna, Z. The Unequal Effects of Covid-19 on Economists' Research Productivity, (2020) CWPE2038
Amano-Patiño, N. Nutritional Inequality: The Role of Prices, Income, and Preferences, (2019) CWPE1909

Recent Activities

Academic Gender Gap Widens During Pandemic
In the first weeks of the pandemic, the submission of articles to journals by women, fell dramatically more than their male counterparts.
Published on - Wednesday 21st July 2021

Has the Pandemic Changed Research Culture – and is it for the better?
Times Higher Education has quoted the research by Dr. Amano-Patiño, Dr. Faraglia, Dr. Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna, into how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inequalities for women and junior academics.
Published on - Thursday 15th April 2021

Free School Meal Vouchers: An Opportunity to Level Nutritional Inequality?
In her recent working paper "Nutritional Inequality: The Role of Prices, Income, and Preferences", Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño suggests that the Government should look at the options for free school meals for children in the holidays, as an initiative to level nutritional inequalities.
Published on - Thursday 29th October 2020

Cambridge Economics Alumni Webinar Series: Gender and Economics
In this webinar, Professor Sanjeev Goyal FBA discussed how he has applied his ground-breaking research on the economics of networks to examine how women’s and men’s research productivity in academia are shaped by gender-based differences in their collaboration networks. Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño followed with a presentation outlining her work on the lifecycle evolution of the gender pay gap.
Event Date - Thursday 19th November 2020

Female Researchers and Publications During COVID-19 Podcast
Dr Noriko Amano Patino was interviewed for the Cambridge Centre for International Research’s Ideas & Innovation Talk Series about her joint paper with Elisa Faraglia, Chryssi Giannitsarou and Zeina Hasna titled "The Unequal Effects of Covid-19 on Economists' Research Productivity" which looks at the unequal effects of COVID-19 on research productivity.
Published on - Friday 18th September 2020

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

The Effect of Affirmative Action on Workers’ Outcomes with Aramburu, J. and Contractor, Z. (JHUY)

COVID-19 Economic Research

Special Feature: The Unequal Effects of COVID-19 on Economists' Research Productivity


PIIB Paper 9 - Lent - Industrial Organisation: Empirics
MPhil S101 Public Economics
MPhil S180 Labour Economics
MPhil S301 Applied Econometrics
PhD 12 - Empirical Micro

Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño

University Assistant Professor

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Details
Room: 49
Office Hours: Thursdays 4.15 to 5.15pm

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