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Andrea Tesei



Telephone: +44 20 7882 8840
Room Number: GC501
Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm


Research keywords: Development Economics, Political Economy.

Andrea Tesei is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) of Economics at Queen Mary University of London. 

Andrea is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and a Research Fellow at CESIFO (University of Munich).

His main research interests are in applied political economy and economic development. His current research focuses on the impact of mass media on political mobilization and voting, on the relation between natural resource abundance and political stability, and on the influence of racial income inequality on trust formation.

Andrea joined Queen Mary after receiving his PhD from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2012.


Research Interests:

  • Applied political economy
  • Economic development


  • Caselli F., Tesei A. "Resource Windfalls, Political Regimes, and Political Stability", The Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).
  • Bruckner M., Ciccone A., Tesei A. (2012) "Oil Price Shocks, Income and Democracy", The Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 94, n. 2.

Public Engagement

Andrea Tesei’s work on the impact of resource windfalls on political stability and economic growth has been covered by the Financial Times and by His work on the political impact of commercial television has been covered by Reuters,  La Repubblica and

Selected press coverage:

  • Oil and Democracy: New Insights (, 22/12/2011)
  • Middle East protests: can soaring oil revenues stem the unrest (Financial Times, 30/3/2011)
  • “Rise of Italy's Grillo may threaten Berlusconi's media empire” (Reuters, 6/3/2013)
  • “Perche’ gli italiani votano Berlusconi? (, 22/2/2013)
  • “Cosi’ le reti Mediaset hanno creato il voto Pdl” (La Repubblica 28/2/2013)
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