Dr Antonio Savoia

Senior Lecturer in Development Economics

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Research interests

Economics of institutions and governance, economics of inequality, political economy of development.

Recent research projects

Work in progress:

  • Determinants of fiscal capacity in developing economies
  • On the origins of financial development: the role of inequality
  • Institutional development and the profile of inequality: distinguishing between the effects of inequality in different parts of the income distribution
  • Millennium Development Goals and governance: can we learn from Bangladesh?

Completed projects (funded through ESID):

  • On the political economy of measuring state capacity and governance: mapping transnational approaches and their production, principal investigator.
  • Mapping the elites of development: a cross-national dataset of policy makers’ educational and professional backgrounds: principal investigator.
  • Determinants of state capacity in developing economies: principal investigator.


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display