About Luca De Benedictis
Thank you for your interest in my research.
I teach International Economics at the University of Macerata and at Luiss University in Rome, Italy.
My research focuses on the empirics of international trade. In particular, the measurement of international sectorial and overall specialization using nonparametric statistics; the similarity in trade structures and its effect on growth. I have also worked on several empirical topics ranging from the formation of individual opinions among economists to the economic content of offshoring indices
My ongoing research deals with network theory and applied of network analysis, on causal models with interferences, on historical trade and trade policy and on the theory and application of gravity models to international trade and migration issues.
I spend my leasure time with family and friends, reading, listening to Jazz music and mountain hiking and climbing.
|Present||Faculty Member, University of Macerata|
International Trade, Network Analysis, Applied Econometrics, and Migration
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2017 - Present||Secretary General, Italian Economic Association||2017 - Present||Co-Editor, International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics||2017 - Present||Editor in Chief, Italian Economic Journal||2017 - Present||Member of the Advisory Board, Journal of Historical Network Research|
|1990 - 1992||PhD, Università Politecnica delle Marche ‐ Economics|
|1988 - 1990||DES, Graduate Institute of International Studies|
|1981 - 1986||University of Roma "La Sapienza" ‐ Economics|
Working Papers (8)
Contribution to Book
Global and Local Centrality of Emerging Countries in the World ...
Networks of International Trade and Investment: Understanding globalisation through the lens of network analysis (2018)
Among the many changes that characterized the world trading system in the past decades, a very relevant and much discussed ...