Bavetta, Sebastiano

Dr Sebastiano Bavetta  


Position held

Experience keywords:

analysis and measurement of freedom; interest groups; liberalism; local government; political economy; social choice theory

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Sebastiano Bavetta is interested on the analysis and measurement of freedom and on issues in constitutional political economy, local governments and lobbying activities. His work has examined issues ranging from the axiomatic definition and measurement of individual freedom to the empirical measures of the degree of economic liberty. Currently he is working on refining empirical measures of freedom, on the reforming local government in Italy and on the role played by special interest groups in determining policy outcomes.


French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

020 7955 6820



Bavetta, Sebastiano and Navarra, Pietro (2011) Economic freedom and the pursuit of happiness In: Miller, Terry and Holmes, Kim, (eds.) 2011 Index of Economic Freedom. Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, USA, 61-68. ISBN 9780891952829


Bavetta, Sebastiano and Dowding, Keith (2003) Introduction to symposium: the analysis and measurement of freedom Journal of Theoretical Politics, 15 (4). 385-386. ISSN 0951-6298

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