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Cecilia Testa

Professor of Political Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Cecilia Testa earned a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Master Degree from Delta (Paris) and a Laurea in Economics from Bocconi University (Milan). In 2014 she joined from Royal Holloway University of London as a Professor the University of Nottingham, where she holds a joint Chair of Political Economy with the School of Economics and the School of Politics and International relations. She previously lectured also at Erasmus University (Rotterdam), the London School of Economics, and the University of Essex. She is a Research Fellow at the Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano in Milan.

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Expertise Summary

Cecilia's research interest lie in the area of political economy, with a focus on comparative institutions, special interest politics, corruption, distributive politics and migration policy. Her work has been published in journals like the British Journal of Political Science, the European Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Politics.

Research Summary

Cecilia's research interest lie in the area of political economy, with a focus on comparative institutions, special interest politics, corruption, distributive politics and migration policy. Her work… read more

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Current Research

Cecilia's research interest lie in the area of political economy, with a focus on comparative institutions, special interest politics, corruption, distributive politics and migration policy. Her work has been published in journals like the British Journal of Political Science, the European Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of Politics.

  • 2016. Corruption and bicameral reforms social choice and welfare. (In Press.)
  • GIOVANNI FACCHINI and CECILIA TESTA, 2016. Corruption and bicameral reforms Social Choice and Welfare.
  • GIOVANNI FACCHINI and CECILIA TESTA, 2015. The political economy of migration enforcement: domestic versus border control CES-Ifo Economic Studies. 61, 673-700,
  • VALENTINO LARCINESE, LEONZIO RIZZO and CECILIA TESTA, 2013. Why do small states receive more federal monies? US Senate representation and the allocation of federal budget Economic and Politics.
  • VALENTINO LARCINESE and LEONZIO RIZZO, 2013. Changing needs, sticky budget: Evidence from the Geographic Distribution of US Federal Grants National Tax Journal.
  • JAMES SNYDER, VALENTINO LARCINESE and CECILIA TESTA, 2013. Testing the Swing Voter Hypothesis Using Federal Spending in the US States British Journal of Political Science.
  • CECILIA TESTA, 2012. Is Polarization Bad? European Economic Review.
  • CECILIA TESTA, 2010. Bicameralism and Corruption European Economic Review.
  • GIOVANNI FACCHINI and CECILIA TESTA, 2009. Who's against a Common Market Journal of the European Economic Association.
  • FACCHINI, GIOVANNI and TESTA, CECILIA, 2008. Fiscal decentralization, regional inequality and bail-outs: Lessons from Brazil's debt crisis The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. 48(2), 333-344
  • VALENTINO LARCINESE, LEONZIO RIZZO and CECILIA TESTA, 2006. Allocating the US Federal Budget to the States: The Impact of the President Journal of Politics.
  • CECILIA TESTA, 2005. Reform, Lobbies and Welfare: a common agency approach Public Choice.

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