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University of Exeter Business School

Dr Dario Sansone

Dr Dario Sansone

Lecturer in Economics


 Streatham Court 1.21


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Dario Sansone joined the Economics Department of the University of Exeter Business School in September 2020. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University in 2019. Before coming to Exeter, he worked as a Postdoctoral Scholar at Vanderbilt University in 2019-2020. In addition, he has worked as consultant for the World Bank.

Dario Sansone’s research focuses on education, gender, and the economics of sexual orientation and gender identity. 


  • Ph.D. Economics (Georgetown University, USA)


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Research interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Labor Economics
  • Development Economics

Research projects

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Journal articles

Sansone D, Badgett LMV, Carpenter CS, Lee MJ (In Press). A Review of the Economics of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Journal of Economic Literature Abstract.
Ercio M, Sansone D (In Press). Matching Patterns among Same-Sex and Different-Sex Couples in Latin America. AEA Papers and Proceedings Abstract.
Sansone D, Ciacci R (In Press). The impact of sodomy law repeals on crime. Journal of Population Economics
Billur A, Carpenter C, Sansone D (In Press). Understanding Labor Market Discrimination Against Transgender People: Evidence from a Double List Experiment and a Survey. Management Science Abstract.
Badgett MVL, Carpenter CS, Lee MJ, Sansone D (2024). A review of the effects of legal access to same‐sex marriage. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Abstract.
Oreffice S, Sansone D (2023). Commuting to work and gender norms by sexual orientation. Labour Economics, 85, 102451-102451.
Aksoy B, Carpenter CS, Sansone D (2023). Knowledge about Federal Employment Nondiscrimination Protections on the Basis of Sexual Orientation. AEA Papers and Proceedings, 113, 541-545. Abstract.
Sansone D (2023). Using Machine Learning to Create an Early Warning System for Welfare Recipients. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics
Oreffice S, Sansone D (2022). Transportation to work by sexual orientation. PLoS One, 17(2). Abstract.  Author URL.
Carpenter CS, Sansone D (2021). Cigarette taxes and smoking among sexual minority adults. Journal of Health Economics, 79, 102492-102492.
Badgett MVL, Carpenter CS, Sansone D (2021). LGBTQ Economics. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 35(2), 141-170. Abstract.
Carpenter CS, Gonzales G, McKay T, Sansone D (2020). Effects of the Affordable Care Act Dependent Coverage Mandate on Health. Insurance Coverage for Individuals in Same-Sex Couples. Abstract.  Author URL.
Sansone D, Carpenter CS (2020). Turing’s children: Representation of sexual minorities in STEM. PLOS ONE, 15(11), e0241596-e0241596. Abstract.
Sansone D (2019). Beyond Early Warning Indicators: High School Dropout and Machine Learning. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 81(2), 456-485. Abstract.
Rossi M, Sansone D, van Soest A, Torricelli C (2019). Household preferences for socially responsible investments. Journal of Banking and Finance, 105, 107-120. Abstract.
Sansone D (2019). LGBT students: New evidence on demographics and educational outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 73 Abstract.
Hoogeveen JG, Rossi M, Sansone D (2019). Leaving, Staying or Coming Back? Migration Decisions During the Northern Mali Conflict. Journal of Development Studies, 55(10), 2089-2105. Abstract.
Sansone D (2019). Pink work: Same-sex marriage, employment and discrimination. Journal of Public Economics, 180 Abstract.
McKenzie D, Sansone D (2019). Predicting entrepreneurial success is hard: Evidence from a business plan competition in Nigeria. Journal of Development Economics, 141 Abstract.
Sansone D (2019). Teacher Characteristics, Student Beliefs, and the Gender Gap in STEM Fields. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 41(2), 127-144. Abstract.
Sansone D, Rossi M, Fornero E (2019). “Four Bright Coins Shining at Me”: Financial Education in Childhood, Financial Confidence in Adulthood. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 53(2), 630-651. Abstract.
Rossi M, Sansone D (2018). Precautionary savings and the self-employed. Small Business Economics, 51(1), 105-127. Abstract.
Sansone D (2017). Why does teacher gender matter?. Economics of Education Review, 61, 9-18. Abstract.
Prast H, Rossi M, Torricelli C, Sansone D (2015). Do women prefer pink? the effect of a gender stereotypical stock portfolio on investing decisions. Politica Economica, 31(3), 377-420. Abstract.

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