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[Photo: Francesco CASELLI] Professor Francesco CASELLI
Programme Director - Macro Programme
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Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics
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Expertise: Macroeconomics Development Economics Economics and Politics


Francesco Caselli is the Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He has earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Bologna in 1992 and a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1997. Previous appointments include Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Associate Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the director of the Macroeconomics Program at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), a managing editor editor of Review of Economic Studies, and a former co-editor of the Journal of Economic Development and editor at large of Economica. His research interests include economic development and political economy.

Current Areas of Research:

Productivity Differences Across Countries Natural Resources and International Conflict Natural Resources, Democracy, and Autocracy Trade and Volatility Trade Policy and Growth


  • Laurea In Economics, Universita di Bologna
  • PhD in Economics, Harvard University

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