Luigi Moretti

Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Maison des Sciences Économiques, 106-112 boulevard de l'Hôpital 75013, Paris (France)


I am a Maître de conférences (Ass. Prof.) in Economics at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. I conduct my research activities at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne (UMR CNRS), while I teach undergrad and graduate courses at the École d'Économie de la Sorbonne.

I previously worked as a Research fellow at the Universities of Bologna and Padova. I hold a PhD in 'Economics, Markets, Institutions' from IMT Advanced Studies Lucca and a Laurea (cum laude) in 'Political Science' from the University of Florence.

My research interests cover a broad range of topics in the areas of economics of EU integration, public economics, political economy, and financial economics.

Since 2018, I have been co-organizer of the 'Workshop on formal and informal institutions for growth and development'.

Selected publications

Campos N., Coricelli F., Moretti L. (2019). "Institutional integration and economic growth in Europe", Journal of Monetary Economics, 103, 88-104.

Chiades P., Greco L., Mengotto V., Moretti L., Valbonesi P. (2019). "Fiscal consolidation by intergovernmental transfers cuts? The unpleasant effect on expenditure arrears", Economic Modelling, 77, 266-275.

Galavotti S., Moretti L., Valbonesi P. (2018). "Sophisticated bidders in beauty-contest auctions", American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 10(4), 1-26.

Coviello D., Moretti L., Spagnolo G., Valbonesi P. (2018). "Court efficiency and procurement performance", Scandinavian Journal of Economics, 120(3), 826-858.

Costalli S., Moretti L., Pischedda C. (2017). "The economic costs of civil war: Synthetic counterfactual evidence and the effects of ethnic fractionalization", Journal of Peace Research, 54(1), 80–98.

Moretti L., Valbonesi P. (2015). "Firms' qualifications and subcontracting in public procurement: An empirical investigation", Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 31(3), 568-598.

Moretti L. (2014). "Local financial development, socio-institutional environment and firm productivity: Evidence from Italy", European Journal of Political Economy, 35, 38-51.

Florio M., Moretti L. (2014). "The effect of business support on employment in manufacturing: Evidence from the EU structural funds in Germany, Italy, and Spain", European Planning Studies, 22(9), 1802-1823.

D'Alfonso E., Moretti L. (2012). "The finance-growth nexus in CEEC: New evidence from a survey-based indicator of external financial dependence", Economics Bulletin, 32(3), 2688-2699.

Moretti L. (2011). "Structural funds business support and employment growth in manufacturing: perspectivefor the New Member States", in M. Florio (ed.), Public Investment, Growth and Fiscal Constraints: Challenges for the EU New Member States, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK, 250-263.

Working papers

Campos N., Coricelli F., Moretti L. (2020). "Choosing institutional over economic integration: Are there growth effects? ", CEPR DP 15078. (R&R)

Buso M., Greco L., Moretti L., "Fat leftovers: Political budget cycle and payments on arrears".

Current teaching

European economic policy, Master 2 Research

Applied econometrics II, Master 2 Research

Master thesis seminar, Master 2 Research

European integration, Master 1

Economic growth, Licence 3

Economie et politique européenne, Licence 2 (Cairo U.-Paris 1)

Applied econometrics (tutorial MBFA)

Supervision of Licence 3 final projects and Master 2 Research theses.