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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. Is Affirmative Action in Employment Still Effective in the 21st Century?, (2022) CWPE2262
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

St Catharine’s College highlights Catz Economics Fellows
An article on Catz Economics Fellows has been published today as part of the College’s 550th anniversary celebrations.
Published on - Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Productivity survey for Project CAPER
The Faculty's Prof. Chryssi Giannitsarou has sent out a survey in Qualtrics Cambridge for her ongoing research project on Covid-19 and academic productivity in economics research. Please do respond if you receive an invite.
Published on - Wednesday 8th June 2022

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

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

The Effect of Affirmative Action on Workers’ Outcomes with Aramburu, J. and Contractor, Z. (JHUY)
Covid-19 and Academic Productivity in Economic Research with Faraglia, E. and Giannitsarou, C. (JHVS)
The Impact of Qualitative Reviews in Online Markets: An Experiment on Racial Statistical Discrimination with Morris, J. (JHWA)

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

PhD Students


James Morris
PhD Title:
Research: Labor Economics, Education Economics, and Inequality
Jumi Kim
PhD Title:
Research: Labor, Aging, Inequality

Dr Noriko Amano-Patiño

University Assistant Professor

Research Group:
Empirical Microeconomics

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Details
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Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:55am to 12:55pm

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