Nicolas Gatti


  • PhD Student, Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (August 2015 – Present)
  • M. S. in Economics, Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA), Buenos Aires (December 2012)
  • B. S. in Economics, Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), Buenos Aires (February 2009)


  • Gatti, N. (2015). Economic evaluation of innovation: the case of silobag. RIA, Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias41(1), 57-63.
  • Gatti, N. (2013). Cadena de la carne ovina argentina: caracterización económica y productiva [Ovine value chain: economic and productive characterization]. La Industria Cárnica Latinoamericana, 183 (39).

Working Papers

  • Gatti, N. (2019). The effects of market access on the “last mile” farmers productivity in Zambia.
  • Gatti, N. (2019). Social Media impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) virus outbreak on the US lean hog futures market.
  • Gatti, N. Baylis, K. and Crost, B. (2019). Can irrigation infrastructure mitigate the effect of climate shocks on conflict?  Evidence from Indonesia
  • Gatti, N., Cecil, M. Baylis, K., Estes, L., and Blekking, J. (2019). Is closing the yield gap a “risky” endeavor? Evidence from Zambia.
  • Gatti, N., Hurtado, C. (2019). Who Bears the Economic Cost of Oil Regulation? Evidence from Argentina.
  • Martey, E.; Gatti, N. and Goldsmith, P. D., (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of inter-regional trade in Ghana’s soybean markets.
  • Ordonez, P., Gatti, N. and Baylis, K. (2019). Impact of dams’ construction on deforestation in developing countries.

Teaching Experience

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA, Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department
    • Instructor: ACE 360 Spreadsheet Models and Applications                                     Spring 2019
    • Teaching Assistant: ACE 360 Spreadsheet Models and Applications                      Spring 2018/2019
    • Teaching Assistant. ACE 455 International Trade in Food and Agriculture              Fall 2018
  • Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA), Argentina. Economics Department
    • Teaching Assistant: Econometrics                                                                           Spring 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Universidad del Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (UCEMA), Argentina. Economics Department
    • Teaching Assistant. Econometrics                                                                           Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Teaching Assistant. Microeconomics I                                                                     Fall 2008

Work Experience

  • 2011 – 2015:  Researcher, Economics Institute, National Institute of Technology for Agriculture (INTA), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2009 – 2011: Consultant, Ministry of Agriculture of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Selected Conference Presentations

  • International Association of Agricultural Economists: Milan, Italy. August 2015
  • VII Congreso Nacional de Estudiantes de Posgrado en Economía (CNEPE): Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Bahía Blanca, Argentina. May 2015
  • XLV Reunión Anual, Asociación Argentina de Economía Agraria (AAEA): Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 2014
  • 1° Congreso Internacional de Silo Bolsa: Mar del Plata, Argentina. October 2014
  • VI Taller Internacional La Modelización en el sector agropecuario: Facultad de Agronomía de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FAUBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina. September 2014
  • XLIV Reunión Anual de la de la Asociación Argentina de Economía Agraria (AAEA): San Juan, Argentina. October 2013
  • European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis: Helsinki, Finland. June 2013


English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Portuguese (Intermediate)


gatti3 (at) illinois (dot) edu