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. 

Articles

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Religion and Innovation (with Roland Bénabou and Andrea Vindigni), American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings (2015)
 

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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)
 

Unpublished Papers

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Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth (with Roland Bénabou and Andrea Vindigni), NBER Working Paper No. 21105 (2015)
 

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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)