School of Economics and Finance

Andrea Tesei



Telephone: +44 20 7882 8840
Room Number: GC501


Research keywords: Development Economics, Political Economy.

Andrea Tesei is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics at Queen Mary University of London.

Andrea is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance of the London School of Economics.

His research interests are in political economy and economic development, with a main focus on the political and economic consequences of the diffusion of traditional and new media, and on the relationship between natural resources and political stability.

Andrea joined Queen Mary after receiving his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2012.


Research Interests:

  • Applied political economy
  • Economic development


  • Durante R., Pinotti P., Tesei A. "The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV", The American Economic Review (forthcoming)
  • Caselli F., Tesei A. (2016) "Resource Windfalls, Political Regimes, and Political Stability", The Review of Economics and Statistics.
  • Bruckner M., Ciccone A., Tesei A. (2012) "Oil Price Shocks, Income and Democracy", The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 94, n. 2.

Public Engagement

Andrea Tesei’s work on the impact of resource windfalls on political stability and economic growth has been covered by the Financial Times and by His work on the political impact of commercial television has been covered, among others, by Slate, Haaretz, Reuters, La Repubblica and La Stampa.