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Papadia, Andrea

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Bonn, Institute for Macroeconomics and Econometrics, Germany



Max Weber alumnus

Robert Schuman Centre

Cohort(s): 2017/2018, 2018/2019

Ph.D. Institution

London School of Economics, United Kingdom


Andrea Papadia is an economist working at the intersection between Economic History, Macroeconomics and Political Economy. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2017.
Andrea’s work focuses on two areas in particular. One is fiscal policy. More precisely, he studies how deeply rooted constraints and institutions can affect countries’ ability to respond to economic crises and shocks. The main focus of his work in this area has been the Great Depression of the 1930s. The other main area of his research is the historical origin of public finance institutions and public goods provision. For this work he has concentrated on Brazil, showing that the legacy of slavery and other historical circumstances has deeply influenced the evolution of the public sector across the country.
Andrea has extensive teaching experience gathered at both the Economic History and Economics Departments at the LSE. In particular, he has taught Macroeconomics, Financial History and 20th century Economic History.
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