School of Economics and Finance

Andrea Tesei

Andrea

Reader

Email: a.tesei@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 20 7882 8840
Room Number: GC501
Website: http://www.andreatesei.com
Office Hours: Friday: 1pm - 3pm

Profile

Research keywords: Development Economics, Political Economy.

Andrea Tesei is a Reader (Associate Professor) in the School of Economics and Finance 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 (LSE).

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. His research has been published in The American Economic Review, Econometrica, and The Review of Economics and Statistics and it has been featured in major media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and the Guardian.

Andrea joined Queen Mary after receiving his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2012. In 2018/2019 he was a visiting scholar at Northwestern University.

Research

Research Interests:

  • Applied political economy
  • Economic development

Publications

  • Manacorda M., Tesei A. "Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa", Econometrica (forthcoming)
  • Durante R., Pinotti P., Tesei A. (2019) "The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV", The American Economic Review
  • 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 Vox.eu. His work on the political impact of commercial television has been covered, among others, by The New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Slate, Haaretz, Reuters, La Repubblica and La Stampa.