Davide Luca


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Spatial inequality and political discontent


Lee, N., Luca, D. (2019), The big-city bias in credit markets. Evidence from firm perceptions in almost 100 countries, Journal of Economic Geography, 199-224, link. WP version: link.


Crescenzi, R., Luca, D., Milio, S. (2016), Resistance to the crisis in Europe: national macroeconomic conditions, regional structural factors and short-term economic performance, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 9(1), 13-32, link.


Politics of territorial development


Luca, D., Rodríguez-Pose, A. (2019), Building consensus: Shifting strategies in the territorial targeting of Turkey's public transport investment, Regional Studies, 53(11), 1591-1602, link. WP version: link.


Luca, D. (2017), Boon or bane for development? Turkey's central state bureaucracy and the management of public investment, Environment and Planning C, 35(6), 939-957, link.


Luca, D. (2016), Votes and regional economic growth in Turkey. World Development, 78, 477-495,  link.


Luca, D., Rodríguez-Pose, A. (2015), Electoral politics and regional development: assessing the role of equity, efficiency, and politics in the geographical allocation of Turkey's public investment, Journal of Development Studies, 51(11), 1518-1540, link.


Local governance and public policy delivery


Luca, D., Modrego, F. (2021), Stronger together? Estimating the causal effect of inter-municipal cooperation on the efficiency of small Italian municipalities, Journal of Regional Science, 61(1), pp 261-293, link.


Salone, C., Luca, D. (2013), Teorie regionali e regioni istituzionali. Per un’ontologia del

rapporto tra spazi di governo e spazi di azione collettiva, Rivista Geografica

Italiana, 120(13), pp. 209-224, link.