Davide Luca



I am a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Middle East Initiative. I hold a PhD in Economic Geography from the London School of Economics. 


My research has been published in international economic geography and development journals such as World Development, the Journal of Development Studies, Environment & Planning C, and the Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society.


My expertise is in the fields of political economy of development, the spatial dimensions of politics, and economic geography. My PhD thesis was awarded the 2016 Italian Regional Science Association's G. Leonardi Best Doctoral Dissertation Prize. In the past I worked for the European Commission, as well as consulted for the European Parliament.