Francesco Lancia

Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno

CEPR Research Affiliate, MG and POLECON Research Groups, London

CSEF Research Fellow, Naples

SAIS Associate Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna

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Research Interests: Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Public Finance.


Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S., with Graziella Bertocchi, Arcangelo Dimico and Alessia Russo. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2020, 12(3):76-106

Compliance Technology and Self-enforcing Agreements, with Bård Harstad and Alessia Russo. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2019, 17(1): 1–29. Lead article

Sustaining Cooperation through Self-Interested Actions, with Alessia Russo. The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 2019, 19(2): 1–11. Lead article

Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economic Theory, with Alessia Russo. Journal of the European Economic Association, 2016, 14(5):1038–1073

A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth, with Giovanni Prarolo. Journal of Population Economics, 2012, 25(3):989–1018

Working Papers

Optimal Sustainable Intergenerational Insurance, with Alessia Russo and Tim Worrall. CEPR Discussion Paper 15540. Submitted

Prices vs. Quantities for Self-Enforcing Agreements, with Bård Harstad and Alessia Russo. CEPR Discussion Paper 15044. Revision resubmitted to the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Working in Progress

Gender Reforms and Female Leadership, with Arcangelo Dimico and Alessia Russo

On Family Insurance, Children Mobility, and Fertility, with Jørgen Modalsl, Iacopo Morchio and Alessia Russo

Book Chapters

Life Expectancy, Human Capital Accumulation, Technological Adoption and the Process of Economic Growth, with Giovanni Prarolo. In Labour Markets and Demographic Change, Ed. by Michael Kuhn and Carsten Ochsen, 2009, VS Verlag Eds.