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Staff Biography

Associate - Community
Email: D.E.battiston@lse.ac.uk

Stockholm University
Email: diego.battiston@ne.su.se

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Expertise: labour economics, organisational economics, crime, migration, education, inequality, poverty


Diego is an Assistant Professor at Stockholm University. He joined the CEP in 2013 and is a member of the Community Programme. His research interests include labour economics, organisational economics, economic history, development economics and economics of crime.

Current Areas of Research:

Role of brief social interactions on labor market outcomes.

The role of communication within organisations.

Peer effects and productivity in open plan workplaces. Local effects of executions on crime.


  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics (2018)
  • MRes in Economics, London School of Economics (2013)
  • M.A. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata (2010)
  • B.A. Economics, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (2006)

Affiliations/Professional activities with other institutions:

  • UCL - School of Management - Adjunct Teaching Fellow

Selected Publications:

  • “Could an increase in education raise income inequality? Evidence from Latin America” with L. Gasparini and C. García-Domench. Latin American Journal of Economics. Vol. 51 No. 1 (MAY, 2014), 1–39. ISSN: 2198-3526

  • “Income and Beyond: Multidimensional Poverty in Six Latin American Countries” with G. Cruces, L.F. Lopez-Calva, M.A. Lugo and M.E. Santos. Social Indicators Research, 1-24. ISSN:0303-8300 (2013)

  • "Refining the Basic Needs Approach: A multidimensional analysis of poverty in Latin America" with M. E. Santos, M. A. Lugo, L. F. López Calva and G. Cruces. Research on Economic Inequality. vol. 18 p.1-29 ISSN 1049-2585. (2010)

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11

Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations

CEP discussion paper
Immigration and the Access to Social Housing in the UK Diego Battiston, Richard Dickens, Alan Manning and Jonathan Wadsworth
April 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1264:
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JEL Classification: F22; R21; H75

Tags: immigration; social housing