Visiting professor: 2012-2013
Valentino Larcinese arrives as a visiting professor from London School of Economics, where he is associate professor in public policy and director of the Government Department MSc programme. Professor Larcinese is a member of the steering committee of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at LSE and previously he was a visiting scholar at Università Tor Vergata di Roma (2008-2009), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2005-2006) and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2002).
Valentino Larcinese entered LSE in 2001: previously he worked in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. A graduate in Economic and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi and a recipient of the Mortara scholarship from the Bank of Italy, he has obtained a Master of Science from University of York, a doctorate in Economics from Università degli Studi di Milano and a PhD from LSE.
His research interests lie at the border between political economics and political science, ranging from the redistribution of wealth to taxation, from democratic control over public spending to the costs of politics, from mass media to higher education. Among the several grants he has received for his activity there are research grants from British Academy (2010), STICERD (2005, 2008, 2010), European Commission (1997, 2002, 2004) and ESRC (1997).
Further details can be found on his personal web-page: http://personal.lse.ac.uk/LARCINES/