Dr Giuseppe DeFeo
Associate Professor of Economics
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.
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.
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""
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
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.
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.
EC2034 Economic History
EC3080 Public Economics Blackboard webpage
EC3000 Advanced Microeconomics
EC3080 Public Economics
Press and media
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.
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
13th National Anti-corruption conference (Podgorica Montenegro). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkZMEQ30ylc