Dr. Giacomo De Luca
Senior Lecturer



  • Laurea (Turin)
  • MA (Louvain-la-Neuve)
  • PhD (Namur)

Departmental roles

  • Co-organizer of Thursday Workshops (joint with Laura Coroneo)
  • Director of Research Students
  • Director of the MSc. in Development Economics and Emerging Market



I undertake research in development economics and political economy, with emphasis on the determinants and consequences of civil conflicts. 


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

“Mafia in the Ballot Box” (2017) – (joint work with G. De Feo), forthcoming in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

“Civil war, Social Capital and Resilience in Uganda” (2015) – (joint work with M. Verpoorten), Oxford Economic Papers Vol. 67, pp. 661-686.

“Civil War and Political Participation: Evidence from Uganda” (2015) – (joint work with M. Verpoorten), Economic Development and Cultural Change, Vol. 64(1), pp. 113-141

“Growth-Friendly Dictatorships” (2015) – (joint with A. Litina and P. Sekeris) – Journal of Comparative Economics Vol. 43, pp. 98-111

“Mineral Resources and Conflicts in DRC: A Case of Ecological Fallacy?” (2014) – (joint with J.F. Maystadt, P. Sekeris, and J. Ulimwengu) – Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 66 (3), pp. 721-749

“Electoral Registration and the Control of Votes: the Case of Chile” (2014), Electoral Studies, Vol. 34, pp. 159-166

“Cultural Differences, Assimilation and Behavior: Player Nationality and Penalties in Football” (2013) (joint work with J. Schokkaert and J. Swinnen), Journal of Sports Economics, Vol. 16(5), pp. 508-530

“Deterrence in Contests” (2013) (joint work with P. Sekeris), Economica, Vol. 80, Issue 317, pp. 171–189

“Land Inequality and Conflict Intensity” (2012) (joint with P. Sekeris), Public Choice, Vol. 150, Numbers 1-2 (2012), pp. 119–135



  • Political Economics


  • Development Economics: Theory and Evidence


Giacomo DeLuca
Senior Lecturer
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/237

Tel: 01904 324674

Office & feedback hours during term time:

Monday 09:00-11:00