People

Dr Giuseppe DeFeo

Associate Professor of Economics

School/Department: Business, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2901

Email: gdf9@leicester.ac.uk

Profile

I am Associate Professor of Economics and I joined the School of Business at the University of Leicester in February 2018. I hold a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain and before joining Leicester I was Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde Glasgow.

Web: https://sites.google.com/view/giuseppedefeo 

Research

My research is focused on Political Economy Public Economics and Applied Microeconomic theory. My articles have been published on the Review of Economic Studies American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. My current research projects include an empirical investigation on the rise of Italian Fascism; an exploration of political competition and the role of interest groups; a network analysis of organized crime and local elites; an empirical investigation developed with the Bank of Italy on electoral corruption and opaque financial transactions.

Grants

2020-22 British Academy mid-career fellowship (£126400) for the project ""The good connections. A network analysis of organised crime patronage and local elites.""

2015 Scottish Funding Council grant (£5795) for the workshop ""The Economics of Organized Crime""

Working Papers

D. Acemoglu G. De Feo G. De Luca & G. Russo (2020) “War Socialism and the Rise of Fascism: An Empirical Exploration”. http://www.nber.org/papers/w27854

P. Accardo G. De Feo & G. De Luca (2021) “With a Little Help from My Friends. Political competition with interest groups”. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836462

Publications

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Acemoglu, Daron, Giuseppe De Feo and Giacomo De Luca, (2020) 'Weak states: Causes and Consequences of the Sicilian Mafia', Review of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdz009 

De Feo, Giuseppe and Giacomo De Luca, (2017) 'Mafia in the Ballot Box', American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 9(3), pp. 134-167. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pol.20150551

Cosandier, Charlene, Giuseppe De Feo and Malgorzata Knauff, (2017) 'Duopoly with Deterministic One-way Spillovers', Journal of Public Economic Theory. Vol 19, pp. 1099-1117. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpet.12280

Amerighi, Oscar and Giuseppe De Feo, (2017) 'Tax Competition for Foreign Direct Investments and the Nature of the Incumbent Firm', Journal of Public Economic Theory. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpet.12245

De Feo, Giuseppe and Jean Hindriks (2014), 'Harmful competition in the insurance markets', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol 106, pp. 213-226. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268114001711

Amir, Rabah and Giuseppe De Feo (2014), 'Endogenous Timing in a Mixed Duopoly', International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 43 (5), pp. 629-658. Vol 19, p.811-826. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00182-013-0401-y

Amerighi, Oscar and Giuseppe De Feo, (2014) 'Competition for FDI and profit shifting: On the effects of subsidies and tax breaks', Vol 70 (3), pp.374-404. FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1628/001522114X684510

De Feo, Giuseppe, Joana Resende and Maria Eugenia Sanin (2013), 'Emission permits trading and downstream strategic interaction', The Manchester School, vol 81 (5), pp.780-802. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02310.x

De Feo, Giuseppe, Joana Resende and Maria Eugenia Sanin (2012), 'Optimal allocation of tradable emission permits under upstream-downstream strategic interaction', International Game Theory Review, vol 14 (4), https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219198912400038

Capuano, Carlo and Giuseppe De Feo (2010), 'Privatization in oligopoly: the impact of the shadow cost of public funds', Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 2010 (2), pp. 175-208. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1651525

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Supervision

The PhD students that I currently supervise are:

Pasquale Accardo. Project “Causes and Impacts of Criminal Organizations on Institutions and Socio-economic Development: The Case of the Sicilian Mafia”

Donya Brown. Title “Essays in Examining the Impediments to Economic Growth and Development”

Arpita Ghosh. Title “Essays on the Political Economy of Crime and Punishment”

I am willing to supervise students on topics related to political economy economic history economics of (organized) crime and applied microeconomics.

Teaching

2021-2022

EC1000 Microeconomics

EC2034 Economic History

2020-2021

Research leave

2019-2020

EC3080 Public Economics Blackboard webpage

2018-2019

EC3000 Advanced Microeconomics

EC3080 Public Economics

Press and media

Political institutions lobbying organized crime money laundering

Media coverage

Articles

The Economist (2021) ""What is the link between economic crises and political ruptures?"" January 21st 2021. https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2021/01/21/what-is-the-link-between-economic-crises-and-political-ruptures

Acemoglu Daron Giuseppe De Feo Giacomo De Luca and Gianluca Russo (2020) ""Revisiting the rise of Italian fascism"" voxeu.org https://voxeu.org/article/revisiting-rise-italian-fascism.

Acemoglu Daron Giuseppe De Feo and Giacomo De Luca (2018) “Weak states: Causes and Consequences of the Sicilian Mafia” voxeu.org https://voxeu.org/article/causes-and-consequences-sicilian-mafia.

Interviews

An offer they couldn't refuse: Causes and consequences of the Sicilian Mafia: https://voxeu.org/vox-talks/offer-they-couldnt-refuse-causes-and-consequences-sicilian-mafia

Videos

13th National Anti-corruption conference (Podgorica Montenegro). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkZMEQ30ylc

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