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Michela Redoano


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Telephone: +44 (0)24 765 23070

Fax: +44 (0)24 765 23032

Email: Michela dot Redoano at warwick dot ac dot uk

Room: S2.106

Advice and feedback hours: Mondays 11-12 am and Tuesdays 11-12 pm (Term 3)

Outside term time email me for an appointment.


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Associate Professor of Economics

Michela is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, Research Fellow at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at University of Warwick and also at CES-Ifo (Munich). Michela holds a PhD and a MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics from the University of Genoa.

On study leave terms 1 and 2 at CESS-Nuffield (Oxford)

Departmental Responsibilities

Deputy Coordinator of the Political Economy and Public Economics Research Group

Chair of the Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity and Gender Group ( WEDGG)

( WEDGG is in charge of the Departmental Athena Swan submission)

Research Interests

  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Behavioural Economics


EC9C2 - Topics in Empirical Political Economy (Term 2)

Publications and Papers Under Review

  • Politics in the Facebook Era. Evidence from the 2016 US Presidential Elections. (2018) (with Federica Liberini, Antonio Russo, Angel Cuevas and Ruben Cuevas), CAGE wp. 
  • Was Brexit Triggered by the Old and Unhappy? Or by Financial Feelings? (2019) (joint with Federica Liberini, Andrew Oswald and Eugenio Proto), CEPR Discussion Paper 13439, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization , Volume 161, 287-302. (available here)
  • Political Competition, Tax Salience and Accountability. Theory and some evidence from Italy. (2018) (joint with Emanuele Bracco and Francesco Porcelli), European Journal of Political Economy , Volume 58 , 138–163. (available here )
  • Happy Voters, (2017) (joint with Federica Liberini and Eugenio Proto), Journal of Public Economics, Volume 146, pp, 41–57. ( available here)
  • Intergovernamental grants as signal and the alignment effect: theory and evidence. (2015) (joint with Emanuele Bracco, Ben Lockwood, Francesco Porcelli), Journal of Public Economics, Volume 123, pp. 78-91. (available here)
  • Tax Competition among European Countries. Does the EU Matter? (2014), European Journal of Political Economy, Volume 34, 353–371. ( available here )
  • Does Centralisation Affect the Number and Size of Lobbies? (2010), Journal of Public Economic Theory, Volume 12(3), 407-435. (available here )
  • Do Countries Compete over Corporate Tax Rates ? (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), (2008), Journal of Public Economics,Volume 92(5), 1210-1235. (available here)
  • Horizontal and vertical Tax Competition: Theory and Some Evidence from the USA (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), (2007), Journal of Public Economics, Volume 91 ( 3-4), 451-479. (available here)
  • The Political Economy of Policy Centralisation: Direct versus Representative Democracy (with Kim Scharf), (2004), Journal of Public Economics, 88, 799-817. (available here)

Working papers and work in progress

  • How Do Politicians Respond to News? Evidence from the Opencivitas Project in Italy. (2019) (with Ben Lockwood, Francesco Porcelli, Antonio Schiavone). draft coming soon
  • Good Ad, Bad Ad. The Effect of Positive and Negative Political Content of Online Advertising" (2019) (with Federica Liberini and Antonio Russo). Ethical Approval granted. AEA RCT Registry entry. draft coming soon
  • Social Capital and Culture? (2019) (joint with Federica Liberini, Ben Lockwood and Daniel Sgroi). Ethical Approval granted. AEA RCT Registry Entry. draft coming soon
  • The Effects of Social Capital on Government Performance and Turnover: Theory and Evidence from Italian Municipalities ( 2020) (joint with Emanuele Bracco, Federica Liberini, Ben Lockwood, Francesco Porcelli and Daniel Sgroi). draft coming soon
  • Electoral Performance Spillovers: Theory and Evidence, (2015) (joint with Emanuele Bracco and Francesco Porcelli) resting
  • "Incumbent Effects and Partisan Alignment in Local Elections: A Regression Discontinuity Analysis Using Italian Data" (2013) (joint with Emanuele Bracco and Francesco Porcelli),CESifo Working Paper No. 4061. (link)
  • The CSGR Globalisation Index: an Introductory Guide, (with Ben Lockwood) (2004) Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation Working Paper 155/04. (link)
  • Capital Account Liberalization and Corporate Taxes, (with Mike Devereux and Ben Lockwood), (2003) IMF Discussion paper n 03/180. (link)

Other writings

  • Politics in the Facebook Era. Cage Advantage Magazine. forthcoming.
  • Brexit was a cry of financial pain and not the influence of the old. in CAGE Poilicy Report. "Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval", SMF, February 2019.
  • Politics in the Facebook Era. How reading political ads on Facebook affects our voting behaviour
    (…and helped Trump to win the Presidential elections) VoxEU, November 2018, here.
  • Brexit – a cry of financial pain, not the influence of the old, (with Federica Liberini, Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto) , VOX-EU , 17 October 2017, here.
  • Brexit: financial unsatisfaction or intergenerational conflict? (with Federica Liberini, Andrew Oswald, Eugenio Proto) , UK in a Changing Europe, 23 October 2017 here
  • Happy voters Briefing. Is the economy stupid?. Social Market Foundation, 31 May 2017, here.
  • Local government areas that are controlled by the same party as national governments receive larger grants and have lower taxes. (with Emanuele Bracco and Francesco Porcelli) EUROPP Blog (2013), here.
  • Happiness and voting, ( with Federica Liberini, Eugenio Proto), VOX-EU , 15 November 2013, here.
  • “David Cameron should pay attention to the “Happiness” of British citizens; it will help him win the next general election”, with Federica Liberini, Eugenio Proto) LSE British Politics and Policy, 9 October 2013, here.