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 expertise cuts across Political Economy, Economic Geography, and Comparative Politics. My current research explores democratic deconsolidation in emerging countries.


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.


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