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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 and migration, with an emphasis on visualisation, data analysis and applied econometrics.

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, attending cultural events, listening to jazz music and mountain hiking and climbing.


2017 - Present Professor, Luiss ‐ Department of Business and Management
1992 - Present Professor, University of Macerata ‐ Department of Economics and Law

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

International Trade, Network Analysis, Applied Econometrics, and Migration

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Professional Service and Affiliations

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
2017 - 2019 Secretary General, Italian Economic Association
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1990 - 1992 PhD, Università Politecnica delle Marche ‐ Economics
1988 - 1990 DES, Graduate Institute of International Studies
1981 - 1986 University of Roma "La Sapienza" ‐ Economics

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