I am the Strumpf Early Career Assistant Professor of Economics at Penn State.

I will be on leave as a Kenen Fellow at Princeton's Economics Department in 2022-23. 

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2018. I was a Visiting Scholar at the Minneapolis Fed in 2018-19 and at Northwestern in Spring 2022.

My research focuses on applied macroeconomics,  macro development, innovation, and monetary economics. 


Email: dargente@psu.edu

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Working Papers

Published and Forthcoming

Work in Progress

Strategic Complementarities in a Dynamic Model of Fintech Adoption

with Fernando Alvarez, Francesco Lippi, Esteban Mendez-Chacon, and Diana Van Patten

Adoption of Foreign Products, Peer Effects, and Domestic Firm Networks

with Esteban Mendez-Chacon and Diana Van Patten


Price Setting During a Currency Changeover

with Fernando Alvarez, Alberto Cavallo, and Francesco Lippi


How Illiquid are Illiquid Assets?

with Corina Boar, Elisa Giannone, Federico Kochen, and Donggyu Lee