Pieces in peer-reviewed journals

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Luca, D., Rodríguez-Pose, A. (2015), Distributive politics and regional development: assessing the territorial distribution of Turkey’s public investment, Journal of Development Studies, 51(11), 1518-1540, 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(3), pp. 209-224, link.


Policy and academic pieces

Kenny, M., Luca, D. (2020), “The urban-rural polarisation of political disenchantment in Europe”, Bennett Institute for Public Policy (23rd November) Blog entry, link.

Luca, D., Proietti, P. (2019), “Does organised crime distort policy for asylum seekers?”, Bennett Institute for Public Policy (3rd June) Blog entry, link.

Cammett, M., Luca, D. (2019), “Strategic territorial targeting of public resources in Turkey: local winners and losers”, LSE Middle East Centre (20th March) Blog entry, link.

Luca, D., Cammett, M. (2019), “Did the Turkish government geographically target public finances for political gain?”, Bennett Institute for Public Policy (20th March) Blog entry, link.

Cammett, M., Luca, D. (2018), Unfair play. Central government spending under Turkey’s AK Party, Brooking Institute – Future Development (20th June), Blog entry, link.

Luca, D., Cammett, M. (2018), Local winners and losers in Erdogan’s Turkey, the Forum – ERF Policy Portal (19th June) Blog entry, link.

Crescenzi, R. Luca, D., Milio, S. (2016), The financial crisis affected EU regions and cities differently, LSE Business Review (21th May) Blog entry, link.

Crescenzi, R. Luca, D., Milio, S. (2016), Beyond the nation state: How European cities and regions responded to the financial crisis, EUROPP LSE European Politics and Policy (19th May) Blog entry, link.

Crescenzi, R., Luca, D., Milio, S. (2016), Austerity and the slow recovery of European city-regions, Oxford University Press (27th April) Blog entry, link.


Contributions to policy reports

Magante, M.C., Luca, D. (2018), Is there a link between the spatial concentration of migrants and urban poverty? Evidence from the Netherlands. In: OECD, Divided cities: Understanding intra-urban inequalities, OECD Publishing, Paris, link.

Luca, D. (2014), Exploring the impacts of the economic crisis across the EU 28 Member States. In: Milio, S., Crescenzi, R., Schelkle, W., Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion of the European Union, Studies, European Parliament, Brussels, link.

Luca, D. (2013), Low income differentials and high structural weaknesses to promote growth: Italian regional disparities in a European comparison. In: Rossi, U., Salone, C. (eds.), Rapporto Annuale 2013. La Ricerca dell’Italia. Una difficile coesione, Italian Geographical Society, Rome (in Italian). Presented and discussed in the Italian Senate, 29th January 2014.