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I am an Assistant Professor at The Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Groningen. Previously, I have joined the  Center for Economic History at Northwestern University, the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Università Bocconi and the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University. 

My main research fields are Political Economics and Economic History. I am also interested in Applied Microeconomics. 


- Check the CEPR DP version of Persistent Specialization and Growth: The Italian Land Reform!  The link is available in the Research page (september 2023). 

- I have obtained the Abilitazione scientifica nazionale alle funzioni di professore universitario di seconda fascia per il settore concorsuale 13/A1 - Economia Politica.

- Read my new post on Voxeu: Rebelling against a new state: Evidence from the Italian unification

-I have been appointed as Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) in the Programme of Economic History and the Programme of Political Economy.

Contact Information 

Office 5411.0716

Faculty of Economics and Business

University of Groningen

Nettelbosje 2, 9747 



E-mail: G.Lecce (at) rug.nl

Google Scholar Page: click here

Here you can download my CV (May 2022)