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Professor Cheti Nicoletti
Deputy Head of Department, Research



Cheti Nicoletti (BSc Padova, MA Louvain-la-Neuve, PhD Florence) is Professor of Economics and Deputy Head of the Department of Economics for Research at the University of YorkPreviously she worked for ten years at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, where she continues to be a Research Associate. She is also an IZA (Institute for Study of Labor) Research Fellow and a research associate of CHILD-Collegio Carlo Alberto (Torino).  

The output from her work has been published in leading peer-reviewed international journals, including the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and Journal of Applied Econometrics. Her research has been partly supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Nuffield Foundation.

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Head of the Department of Economics for Research
  • Co-Leader of the Applied Micro-Econometrics Cluster within the Department (AME) 
  • Performance Reviewer
  • Departmental Research Committee Chair 
  • Member of Department Management Team



Her research interests include gender stereotypes, peers’ effects, school and parental investments, children’s cognitive and socio-emotional development and mental health. She has extensive experience in working with longitudinal surveys and administrative data and in causal inference analysis.

For more details see her CV 


She has supervised several PhD Students and some examples of job positions hold by of her former PhD students are 

  • European Commission: Research fellow at the Joint Research Centre 
  • Italian Central Bank: Deputy head of household and labor market division, within the Economics, Statistics and Research Department.
  • University of Essex: Senior Research Officer, Institute for Social and Economic Research
  • University of Oxford: Deputy Director and Co-Principal Investigator of Young Lives at Work, Oxford Department of International Development
  • University of Southampton: Lecturer, Department of Economics
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam: Postdoc Fellow
  • Pro Bono Economics: Economist 
  • Ontario Ministry of Finance: Economist


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc



  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • MSc Dissertation
  • Econometrics for Research (Method for Causal Inference)


Cheti Nicoletti

Cheti Nicoletti
Deputy Head of Department, Research
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/123
Tel: 01904 323769

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