Davide Ticchi is Professor of Economics and Director of the Research Unit ICES
(Institutional Change, Economics, Society) at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca.
He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Pompeu Fabra in 2004. Davide has
published papers on the political economy of constitutional choice, on the role of the
military on politics, on the effects of wars on political institutions, and on the role
of culture and institutions in economic growth and development. His current research
interests focus on the relationship between religion and scientific and technological
progress, on the coevolution of political culture and institutions, and on how to
transfer real political power in ethnically fragmented weakly institutionalized societies
in order to end violent conflicts.