Davide Ticchi is Professor of Economics at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca.
He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Pompeu Fabra in 2004. His recent
research interests focus on the political economy of institutional choice and of
inefficient state organizations, the role of the military on politics and the effects of
wars on political institutions and regime transitions. He has studied the effect of
uncertainty on investment. 

Articles

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A Theory of Political Entrenchment (with Gilles Saint-Paul and Andrea Vindigni), Economic Journal (2014)
 

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An Economic Analysis of Judicial Careers (with Paolo Polidori and Désirée Teobaldelli), Rivista Italiana degli Economisti (2012)
 

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Emergence and Persistence of Inefficient States (with Daron Acemoglu and Andrea Vindigni), Journal of the European Economic Association (2011)
 

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Persistence of Civil Wars (with Daron Acemoglu and Andrea Vindigni), Journal of the European Economic Association (2010)
 

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Endogenous Constitutions (with Andrea Vindigni), Economic Journal (2010)
 

Unpublished Papers

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Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth (with Roland Bénabou and Andrea Vindigni) (2013)
 

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Democracy, Dictatorship and the Cultural Transmission of Political Values (with Thierry Verdier and Andrea Vindigni), Mimeo, IMT Lucca (2013)
 

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War and Endogenous Democracy (with Andrea Vindigni), IZA Discussion Paper No. 3397, March 2008. (2008)
 

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On Wars and Political Development. The Role of International Conflicts in the Democratization of the West (with Andrea Vindigni), Princeton University, Research Program in Political Economy, Working Paper, 2006. (2006)