Davide Luca

davide.luca.eu@gmail.com

davide_luca@hks.harvard.edu

I'm Davide Luca. I'm a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Belfer Center, Middle East Initiative. I hold a PhD in Economic Geography from LSE.

 

My doctoral thesis, titled 'Essays on the political economy of development: Elections, public investment and regional economic growth in post-2002 Turkey', was supervised by  Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and  Prof. Riccardo Crescenzi. The thesis was awarded the 2016 Italian Regional Science Association's G. Leonardi PhD Dissertation Prize.

 

In the past I worked for the European Commission, co-wrote and developed a social doc-film, and consulted for the European Parliament. I have obtained research grants from Turkey's National Research Council and the Emirates Foundation, and have received a Gündüz Atalık Prize in regional science, an Emirates Foundation Doctoral Award, and two documentary-film production prizes.  

 

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