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Leonardo Baccini

Jean Monnet Fellow

Baccini LeonardoEmail: [email protected]

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 798 

Office: Villa Schifanoia, VS137

Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/leonardobaccini/

Biographical Note

Leonardo Baccini (PhD, Trinity College Dublin) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Before joining McGill University, he was an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and a research fellow at Princeton University and New York University. His research interests are in the area of international political economy and comparative political economy. He is the author of Cutting the Gordian Knot of Economic Reform: How International Institutions Promote Liberalization (Oxford University Press, 2014) and of more than 30 articles published in leading journals in both economics and political science. Information on his research can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/leonardobaccini/

Research Project

Trade Liberalization, Development, and Political Violence

My project explores the micro-foundations of the trade-conflict nexus. I focus on the reduction of tariffs on agricultural imports from South countries to North countries. I combine variation in agricultural tariffs over time with differences in crop suitability across 9km×9km cells within South countries. I test if, as North-South trade liberalization is implemented, the levels of political violence and instability change differentially in those cells that are more suitable to produce liberalized crops. My analysis covers 27 South countries and all their PTAs signed with major North trading entities between 1995 and 2018.




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