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Dr Valentino Larcinese

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Associate Professor (Reader) in Public Policy

Email: v.larcinese@lse.ac.uk|
Office: CON5.02, Connaught House
Office Hours: On leave 2013-2014
Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4602
Website: personal.lse.ac.uk/LARCINES|

Biography


Valentino Larcinese is reader in public policy. Having graduated in Economic and Social Disciplines (DES) from Bocconi University he then received the Mortara scholarship from the Bank of Italy and moved to the UK, where he obtained a PhD in economics from LSE in 2003. He worked as an economist in the research department of the Bank of Italy before joining the LSE government department in 2001. He has held visiting appointments at several universities, including MIT (Cambridge MA), Bocconi (Milan), Sciences Po (Paris), Universitat Autonoma (Barcelona), Universita’ Tor Vergata (Rome).

Research Interests


  • Political economy
  • Democratization
  • Information and mass media
  • Redistribution
  • Higher education

Teaching Responsibilities


  • On leave 2013/14

Recent Publications


Why do small states receive more federal money?: U.S. Senate representation and the allocation of federal budget
Larcinese, Valentino, Rizzo, Leonzio and Testa, Cecilia (2013) Why do small states receive more federal money?: U.S. Senate representation and the allocation of federal budget. Economics and Politics, 25 (3). pp. 257-282. ISSN 0954-1985

Beppe Grillo’s success in the Italian elections shows that austerity is now becoming politically unsustainable
Larcinese, Valentino (2013) Beppe Grillo’s success in the Italian elections shows that austerity is now becoming politically unsustainable. European Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Feb 2013) Blog Entry.

Testing models of distributive politics using exit polls to measure voter preferences and partisanship
Larcinese, Valentino, Snyder, Jr., James M. and Testa, Cecilia (2013) Testing models of distributive politics using exit polls to measure voter preferences and partisanship. British Journal of Political Science, online . pp. 1-31. ISSN 1469-2112

Silvio Berlusconi’s anti-European rhetoric means that he may yet hold the balance of power after next year’s Italian elections
Larcinese, Valentino (2012) Silvio Berlusconi’s anti-European rhetoric means that he may yet hold the balance of power after next year’s Italian elections. European Politics and Policy at LSE (19 Dec 2012) Blog Entry.

Differences between the Olympic and Paralympic medal tables may tell us something about the presence and activity of Paralympic associations in each country
Larcinese, Valentino (2012) Differences between the Olympic and Paralympic medal tables may tell us something about the presence and activity of Paralympic associations in each country. British Politics and Policy at LSE (11 Sep 2012) Blog Entry.

The UK should embrace the European model of public financing for political parties
Larcinese, Valentino (2012) The UK should embrace the European model of public financing for political parties. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (19 Apr 2012) Blog Entry.

The UK should embrace the public financing of political parties
Larcinese, Valentino (2012) The UK should embrace the public financing of political parties. British Politics and Policy at LSE (18 Apr 2012) Blog Entry.

Enfranchisement and representation: Italy 1909-1913
Larcinese, Valentino (2011) Enfranchisement and representation: Italy 1909-1913. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 032. The London School of Economics and Political Science, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London, UK.

Working or shirking?: expenses and attendance in the UK parliament
Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2011) Working or shirking?: expenses and attendance in the UK parliament. Public Choice, 146 (3-4). pp. 291-317. ISSN 0048-5829

Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers
Larcinese, Valentino, Puglisi, Riccardo and Snyder, Jr., James M. (2011) Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers. Journal of Public Economics, 95 (9-10). pp. 1178-1189. ISSN 0047-2727

Heterogeneous class size effects: new evidence from a panel of university students
Bandiera, Oriana, Larcinese, Valentino and Rasul, Imran (2010) Heterogeneous class size effects: new evidence from a panel of university students. Economic Journal, 120 (549). pp. 1365-1398. ISSN 0013-0133

Is the UK parliament too large?
Larcinese, Valentino (2010) Is the UK parliament too large? British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Apr 2010) Blog Entry.

Do small states get more federal monies?: myth and reality about the US Senate malapportionment
Larcinese, Valentino, Rizzo, Leonzio and Testa, Cecilia (2009) Do small states get more federal monies?: myth and reality about the US Senate malapportionment. Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP/2009/7. Suntory Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Information acquisition, ideology and turnout: theory and evidence from Britain
Larcinese, Valentino (2009) Information acquisition, ideology and turnout: theory and evidence from Britain. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 21 (2). pp. 237-276. ISSN 1460-3667

Policy restrictions, democratic deficit and redistribution
Larcinese, Valentino (2008) Policy restrictions, democratic deficit and redistribution. PSPE working papers, 03-2009. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Book review: McChesney, R. W.: communication revolution: critical junctures and the future of media
Larcinese, Valentino (2008) Book review: McChesney, R. W.: communication revolution: critical junctures and the future of media. Journal of Economics, 95 (3). pp. 271-276. ISSN 0931-8658

Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers
Larcinese, Valentino, Puglisi, Riccardo and Snyder, Jr., James M. (2008) Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers. PEPP, 27. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

The channeled Italian voters
Larcinese, Valentino (2008) The channeled Italian voters. In: Padovano, Fabio and Ricciuti, Roberto, (eds.) Italian Institutional Reforms: a Public Choice Perspective. Springer, New York, USA, pp. 221-247. ISBN 978-0387721408

Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers
Larcinese, Valentino, Puglisi, Riccardo and Snyder, Jr., James M. (2007) Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers. PSPE working papers, 07-2007. Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Voting over redistribution and the size of the Welfare State: the role of turnout
Larcinese, Valentino (2007) Voting over redistribution and the size of the Welfare State: the role of turnout. Political Studies, 55 (3). pp. 568-585. ISSN 0032-3217

Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers
Larcinese, Valentino, Puglisi, Riccardo and Snyder, Jr., James M. (2007) Partisan bias in economic news: evidence on the agenda-setting behavior of U.S. newspapers. 13378. National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA., USA.

The instrumental voter goes to the newsagent: demand for information, marginality and the media
Larcinese, Valentino (2007) The instrumental voter goes to the newsagent: demand for information, marginality and the media. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 19 (3). pp. 249-276. ISSN 0951-6298

Do small states get more federal monies? Myth and reality about the US senate malapportionment
Larcinese, Valentino, Rizzo, Leonzio and Testa, Cecilia (2007) Do small states get more federal monies? Myth and reality about the US senate malapportionment. 5339. Munich University, Munich, Germany.

Does political knowledge increase turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British General Election
Larcinese, Valentino (2007) Does political knowledge increase turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British General Election. Public Choice, 131 (3-4). pp. 387-411. ISSN 0048-5829

A discrepancy index for the study of participation with an application to the case of higher education in Italy
Larcinese, Valentino (2007) A discrepancy index for the study of participation with an application to the case of higher education in Italy. Social Indicators Research . ISSN 0303-8300

Allocating the U.S. federal budget to the states: the impact of the president
Larcinese, Valentino, Rizzo, Leonzio and Testa, Cecilia (2006) Allocating the U.S. federal budget to the states: the impact of the president. Journal of Politics, 68 (2). pp. 447-456. ISSN 1468-2508

Testing models of distributive politics using exit polls to measure voter preferences and partisanship
Larcinese, Valentino, Snyder, Jr., James M. and Testa, Cecilia (2006) Testing models of distributive politics using exit polls to measure voter preferences and partisanship. PEPP/19. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Information acquisition, ideology and turnout: theory and evidence from Britain
Larcinese, Valentino (2006) Information acquisition, ideology and turnout: theory and evidence from Britain. PEPP/18. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Working or shirking?: a closer look at MPs’ expenses and parliamentary attendance
Besley, Timothy and Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Working or shirking?: a closer look at MPs’ expenses and parliamentary attendance. PEPP/15. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Allocating the US federal budget to the states: the impact of the President
Larcinese, Valentino, Rizzo, Leonzio and Testa, Cecilia (2005) Allocating the US federal budget to the states: the impact of the President. PEPP/3. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Poltical Science, London, UK.

Does political knowledge increase turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British general election
Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Does political knowledge increase turnout? Evidence from the 1997 British general election. PEPP/1. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Personal and household income taxation in a progressive tax system: evidence from Italy
Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Personal and household income taxation in a progressive tax system: evidence from Italy. Economics Bulletin, 8 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1545-2921

Electoral competition and redistribution with rationally informed voters
Larcinese, Valentino (2005) Electoral competition and redistribution with rationally informed voters. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 4 (1). ISSN 1935-1682

Rational ignorance and the public choice of redistribution
Larcinese, Valentino (2002) Rational ignorance and the public choice of redistribution. 443. Bance D'Italia, Rome, Italy.

L'impatto redistributivo dell'imposta personale
Larcinese, Valentino (1999) L'impatto redistributivo dell'imposta personale. Global and Local Economic Review, 1 . pp. 65-102. ISSN 1722-4241

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