Mattia C. Bertazzini

I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Nottingham.

My research lies at the intersection of economic history, political economy, economic geography and development.

In recent work with Michela Giorcelli, I investigate the drivers of civilian victimization in World War II Italy.

In ongoing work, I look at the economic impact of colonial investments in transport infrastructure and agriculture, with a focus on Libya and the Horn of Africa.

A third branch of my research studies the determinants of state formation in ancient Iraq and medieval Ethiopia and its long-term consequences.