James V. Marrone

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Associate Economist
Washington Office

Education

PhD in economics, University of Chicago; MSc in economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra; BS in mathematics, University of Chicago; BA in physics, University of Chicago

Overview

Jim Marrone is an associate economist at RAND Corporation. He is an applied microeconomist focusing primarily on labor/human capital and cultural/art markets. His work is both theoretical and empirical, using statistical techniques in novel ways to develop better measurements of empirically important outcomes. Recent examples include the use of remote survey methods to study media programs' impact on support for extremism in developing countries, and the application of machine-learning methods to assess at-risk cultural heritage in disaster and conflict zones. More "bread-and-butter" labor economics projects include analyses of the link between migration and disability insurance, the factors influencing military attrition, the role of language skills in determining immigrants' wages, and the relationship between household financial stability and early-stage dementia. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago.

Selected Publications

Silvia Beltrametti and James V. Marrone, "Market Responses to Court Rulings: Evidence from Antiquities Auctions," Journal of Law and Economics, 59(4), 2016

, "Quantifying the supply chain for Near Eastern Antiquities in times of war and conflict," Journal of Cultural Heritage, 33, 2018

Michael B. Gordy and James Marrone, "Granularity Adjustment for Mark-to-Market Credit Risk Models," Journal of Banking and Finance, 36(7), 2012

Tim Bollerslev, James Marrone, Lai Xu, and Hao Zhou, "Stock Return Predictability and Variance Risk Premia: Statistical Inference and International Evidence," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 49(3), 2014