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[Photo: Andrea TESEI] Dr Andrea TESEI
Associate - Community
Queen Mary
Tel: 020 7882 8840
Email: a.tesei@qmul.ac.uk

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Expertise: Political Economy, Development Economics


Andrea Tesei is a Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. His research interests include economic development and political economy. His current research focuses on the impact of natural resource windfalls on democratization processes; the influence of both traditional and new media on electoral results and mass mobilization; the effect of racial income inequality on the level of trust.


  • PhD Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 2012
  • Msc Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 2005
  • Bsc Economics, Universita' degli Studi di Roma Tre 2003

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP discussion paper
The Political Legacy of Entertainment TV Ruben Durante, Paolo Pinotti and Andrea Tesei
April 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1475:
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JEL Classification: L82; D72; Z13

Tags: entertainment tv; voting; cognitive abilities; civic engagement

CEP discussion paper
Liberation Technology: Mobile Phones and Political Mobilization in Africa Marco Manacorda and Andrea Tesei
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1419:
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JEL Classification: D74; F50; O55; L96

Tags: protests; politics; africa; mobile phones

CEP discussion paper
Trust and Racial Income Inequality: Evidence from the U.S. Andrea Tesei
February 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1331:
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JEL Classification: D31; Z10; J15

Tags: trust; racial income inequality; u.s.

CEP discussion paper
Resource Windfalls, Political Regimes, and Political Stability Francesco Caselli and Andrea Tesei
November 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1091:
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JEL Classification: D72; D78; Q33

Tags: natural resources; elections; political accountability