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Lucio Picci

Full Professor

Department of Economics

Academic discipline: SECS-P/02 Economic Policy

Short Bio

My research interests are at the intersection between political economy, public governance and the economics of innovation. For several years I've been studying the problem of corruption, and I'm conducting a long-term research project on the role of reputational incentives in public governance. Over the years, I've worked, or consulted, for international organizations such as the World Bank and the European Commission, and for several branches of the Italian government.

My work has been published in American Journal of Political Science; Journal of Business & Economic Statistics; Research Policy; The Review of Economics and Statistics; and The World Bank Economic Review. My latest book, Reputation-based Governance (Stanford University Press, 2011) proposes a model of public governance which hinges on the presence of strong reputational incentives.

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Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche
Strada Maggiore 45, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Wednesday, 5-6 pm. Please email me in advance to let me know that you are coming. 

Office: N2, Via Giacomo della Torre, 1 – Forlì.

If you prefer to meet me at a different time/day in Forlì, or virtually, or in Bologna, please email me. 



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