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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics


Dr. Davide Luca is an Assistant Professor in Regional Economics and Policy.

He is also a Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, a Visiting Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute, an Associate at the LSE Middle East Centre, and an Associate Researcher at the University of Turin. 

He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, and his past appointments include the Gran Sasso Science Institute and Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Dr. Luca's research is interdisciplinary, combining Economic Geography, Political Economy, and Public Policy. It explores the interactions between territorial inequality, politics, and public policy delivery.

He focuses on three main areas of inquiry: (1) the extent to which political factors/dynamics influence subnational development; (2) the way in which individual attitudes and political discontent ‘cluster’ along with regional and urban/rural divides; (3) the effects of territorial governance/institutions on public policy delivery at the local level.

His work has been published in various international academic journals, including the Journal of Economic Geography, World Development, Regional Studies, the Journal of Regional Science, the Journal of Development Studies, and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society.

He is accepting applications for Ph.D. students and is available for consultancy.

Teaching and Supervisions


Paper 7 - Regional Economics and Policy.

EP08 - Comparative Environmental Policy.


Person keywords: 
Economic Geography
Political Economy
Public Policy