Angelo Mele, PhD

Angelo Mele, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Discipline: Economics

Areas of Interest:
Applied econometrics, applied microeconomics, labor economics.
Social networks, racial segregation, computational methods, structural estimation, and spatial econometrics

Phone: (410) 234-9435



Angelo Mele, PhD (Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2011. He is an Assistant Professor in the research track with expertise in the areas of applied econometrics, labor economics, and applied microeconomics. 

Honors & Distinctions

  • NET Institute Summer Grant 2013, $3000, Net Institute, NYU Stern
  • NET Institute Summer Grant 2012, $7500, Net Institute, NYU Stern (with Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis)
  • 2009-11 - R.W. Harbeson Dissertation Fellowship, UIUC
  • 2008-09 - E.B. McNatt Award for Research in Labor Economics, UIUC
  • 2007 and 2008 - Hans Brems Award (Best Graduate Research Paper), UIUC

Selected Publications

  • A Structural Model of Dense Network Formation, (March 2016), conditionally accepted, Econometrica
  • Viral Altruism? Charitable Giving and Social Contagion in On-Line Networks (March 2016) (with Nicola Lacetera and Mario Macis), Sociological Science
  • Structural Models of Complementary Choices (May 2014), Marketing Letters, 25, 3, pp: 245-256 Springer (with Steve Berry, Ahmed Khwaja, Vineet Kumar, Andres Musalem, Kenneth C. Wilbur, Greg Allenby, Bharat Anand, Pradeep Chintagunta, W. Michael Hanemann, Przemek Jeziorski)
  • Poisson Indices of Segregation (January 2013), Regional Science and Urban Economics, 2013, vol. 43, issue 1, pages 65-85

Works In Progress

  • Variational Approximations for large strategic ERGMs (June 2015) (with Lingjiong Zhu)
  • Approximate Variational Inference for a Model of Social Interactions (January 2015)
  • Segregation in Social Networks: Monte Carlo Maximum Likelihood Estimation(November 2011
  • Racial Segregation and Public School Expenditure (February 2012) (with Eliana La Ferrara)
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Do Pedophiles live close to schools? (September 2010)
  • CCTV cameras and crime: evidence from Baltimore
  • Playing in a Network of Friends (with Micah Pollak)
  • Tax Compliance, Social Interactions and Networks: An Experimental Study