Luca J. Uberti
Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oslo
Luca Uberti is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Oslo (Norway) and Alexander Nash Fellow at the School of Slanovic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London (as of September 2018). He is a political economist with an interest in economic development and post-socialist transition.
His research explores the causes and consequences of corruption in transition and emerging economies, and the role of industrial policy in development. Geographically, he specialises on Albania and Kosovo, where he has conducted extensive fieldwork research in the garment, mining and wine sectors.
As part of the LSEE-CEFTA network, Luca has worked with Dr. Venera Demukaj (RIT Kosovo) on an impact evaluation study of regional-bilateral trade agreements in the Western Balkans. In 2015, Luca also worked as a Junior Expert for the EU Trade Policy Project Kosovo, providing policy advice to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), and co-authoring MTI's first annual report on "15 Years of Transition in Kosovo: Implications for Trade". His work has appeared, amongst others, in Economics of Transition, Economic Systems and Development and Change.
Trade and Industrial Policy, Corruption, Economic Development, Albania, Kosovo.