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Staff Biography

[Photo: Valentino Larcinese] Dr Valentino LARCINESE
Professor of Public Policy

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7037

Curriculum Vitae PDF  Personal WebSite WWW
Publications on LSE Research Online book

Research Interests:
  • Political economy
  • Public economics
  • Political science
  • Democracy and democratization
  • Mass media
Selected Publications:
  • A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa(with Verena Kroth and Joachim Wehner), Journal of Politics (2016)

  • Blissful ignorance? Evidence from a natural experiment on the effect of individual feedback on performancewith Oriana Bandiera & Imran Rasul), Labour Economics (2015)

  • Changing Needs, Sticky Budget: Evidence from the Geographic Distribution of US Federal Grants(with Leo Rizzo and Cecilia Testa), National Tax Journal (2013)

  • Why Do Small States Receive More Federal Money? US Senate Representation and the Allocation of Federal Budget(with Leo Rizzo and Cecilia Testa), Economics and Politics (2013)

  • Testing Models of Distributive Politics using Exit Polls to Measure Voter Preferences and Partisanship(with Jim Snyder and Cecilia Testa), British Journal of Political Science (2013)

  • Working or Shirking? Expenses and attendance in the UK Parliament(with Timothy Besley), Public Choice, 147:291-317 (2011)

  • Partisan Bias in Economic News: Evidence on the agenda setting behaviour of US newspapers(with Jim Snyder and Riccardo Puglisi), Journal of Public Economics, 95(9-10): 1178-1189 (2011)

  • Heterogeneous Class Size Effects: New evidence from a panel of university students(with Oriana Bandiera and Imran Rasul), Economic Journal, 549: 1365-1398 (2010)

  • Information Acquisition, Ideology and Turnout: Theory and evidence from BritainJournal of Theoretical Politics, 21(2): 237-276 (2009)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • The Political Impact of the Internet on US Presidential Elections
    Valentino Larcinese, Luke Miner, June 2017
    Paper No' EOPP 063: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • A Better Life for All? Democratization and Electrification in Post-Apartheid South Africa
    Verena Kroth, Valentino Larcinese, Joachim Wehner, March 2016
    Paper No' EOPP 060: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Perverse Consequences of Policy Restrictions in the Presence of Asymmetric Information
    Rafael Hortala-Vallve, Valentino Larcinese, Stephanie Rickard, December 2013
    Paper No' EOPP 048: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913
    Valentino Larcinese, December 2011
    Paper No' EOPP 032: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Do Small States Get More Federal Monies? Myth and Reality About the US Senate Malapportionment
    Valentino Larcinese, Leonzio Rizzo, Cecilia Testa, April 2009
    Paper No' EOPP 007: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Partisan Bias in Economic News: Evidence on the Agenda-Setting Behavior of U.S. Newspapers
    Valentino Larcinese, Riccardo Puglisi, James M. Snyder, Jr., March 2008
    Paper No' PEPP 27: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

    Valentino Larcinese, James M. Snyder, Jr., Cecilia Testa, April 2006
    Paper No' PEPP 19: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Information Acquisition, Ideology and Turnout: Theory and Evidence from Britain
    Valentino Larcinese, March 2006
    Paper No' PEPP 18: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Working or Shirking? A Closer Look at MPs’ Expenses and Parliamentary Attendance
    Timothy Besley, Valentino Larcinese, November 2005
    Paper No' PEPP 15: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Allocating the US Federal Budget to the States: the Impact of the President
    Valentino Larcinese, Leonzio Rizzo, Cecilia Testa, June 2005
    Paper No' PEPP 03: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Does Political Knowledge Increase Turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British General Election
    Valentino Larcinese, February 2005
    Paper No' PEPP 01: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)