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The Bologna Institute for Policy Research | Scholar Profile | Francesco Lancia

Francesco Lancia
Associate Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Salerno


Geographic Areas

Political Economy
Public Policy


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Background and Education
Francesco Lancia is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Salerno. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF). His main fields of study are macroeconomics and political economy, with particular emphasis on dynamic public finance and the effects of intergenerational conflicts on the economy. Francesco received his PhD in Economics from the University of Bologna. After completing his doctorate, he joined the Department of Economics at the University of Vienna as an Assistant Professor. He has held visiting positions at Brown University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Other Publications
"Youth Enfranchisement, Political Responsiveness, and Education Expenditure: Evidence from the U.S.", with G. Bertocchi, A. Dimico and A. Russo, in American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 12, no. 3 (August 2020); "Compliance Technology and Self-Enforcing Agreements," with B. Harstad and A. Russo, in Journal of the European Economic Association 17(1): 1–29 (2019); "Sustaining Cooperation through Strategic Self-Interested Actions," with A. Russo, in The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics 19(2): 1–11 (2019); "Public Education and Pensions in Democracy: A Political Economy Theory," with A. Russo, in Journal of the European Economic Association 14(5): 1038–1073 (2016); "A Politico-Economic Model of Aging, Technology Adoption and Growth," with G. Prarolo, in Journal of Population Economics 25(3): 989–1018 (2012); "Life Expectancy, Human Capital Accumulation, Technological Adoption and the Process of Economic Growth," with G. Prarolo, in Labour Markets and Demographic Change VS Verlag eds. (2009)



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