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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. 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

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

International Trade, Network Analysis, Applied Econometrics, and Migration

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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
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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

Working Papers (8)

Articles (25)