Davide Luca







Currently, I am a Research Associate at Cambridge University, Bennett Institute for Public Policy.


I am also affiliated as a Research Fellow in Applied Economics to the Gran Sasso Science Institute, Social Sciences Unit, and a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, Middle East Centre.  


I previously was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Middle East Initiative.


During my PhD at LSE I worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant for the Department of Geography, as a Research Assistant for LSE Enterprise and as Research Associate for Macat Analysis.


I have refereed manuscripts for: Regional Studies, Urban Studies, Comparative Political Studies; Journal of Regional Science, Papers in Regional Science; Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space; Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie;  Territory, Politics, Governance.




In the past, I have worked for the European Commission, first as a trainee, then as a temporary Twinning Coordinator in the EU Delegation to Turkey. My duties involved the overall coordination of three institution-building instruments (around 40 projects) among Turkish Ministries, the EU Headquarter and EU Member States,  as well as the provision of technical assistance and trainings to bureaucratic teams from EU Member States.  


In my spare time I also get involved in media and art projects. Between 2008 and 2010 I co-wrote and assisted the production of the doc-film Almost Married, which was sold and broadcasted to several European TVs and selected, among other festivals, at New York MoMA's Documentary Forthnight and Amsterdam's International Documentary Film Festival.