Angelo Mele

Angelo Mele, PhD

Associate Professor
Academic AreaEconomics
Areas of InterestEconometrics of network models, Economics of social interactions, Racial Segregation Interests and Homophily, Computational Methods

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


  • Ph. D, Economics, University of Illinois
  • MA, Economics, New York University
  • BA, Economics, Bocconi University


    Selected publications
    • A Structural Model of Dense Network Formation, (May 2017), Econometrica , vol. 85, issue 3, pages 825-850
    • 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
    Working papers
    • A Structural Model of Homophily and Clustering in Social Networks (August 2017)
    • Approximate Variational Estimation for a Model of Network Formation (August 2017) (with Lingjiong Zhu) 
    • Segregation in Social Networks: A Structural Approach, (August 2017)
    • Approximate Variational Inference for a Model of Social Interactions (December 2016)
    • Racial Segregation and Public School Expenditure (with Eliana La Ferrara)
    • The Effects of FDA Recalls on The Network of Strategic Alliances in The Medical Devices Industry (with Shweta Gaonkar)
    • Creativity and Market Success: Evidence from the movie industry (with Sharon Kim and Shweta Gaonkar)


    • Non-Linear Econometrics for Finance

    Honors and distinctions

    • Black and Decker Research Grant 2017, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (with Shweta Gaonkar) $2500
    • Internal grant 2016, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (with Shweta Gaonkar) $3000
    • 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