Dr Giuseppe De Feo

Associate Professor of EconomicsGiuseppe De Feo

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  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2901
  • Email: gdf9@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.02, Mallard House, Brookfield
  • Office hours: Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Personal details

I am an Associate Professor of Economics and I joined the School of Business at the University of Leicester in February 2018. I hold a PhD in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain and before joining Leicester I was Senior Lecturer and Economics Undergraduate Director of Learning at Teaching at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.


My research work in Political Economy, Public and Industrial Economics has a substantial international profile and I published on the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Journal of Economic Behaviour & Organization, International Journal of Game Theory. I held research visiting positions at MIT, Caltech and CORE – Université catholique de Louvain, and my network of research collaborations includes world leading scholars like Daron Acemoglu (MIT) and Rabah Amir (Iowa).


Acemoglu, Daron, Giuseppe De Feo, Giacomo De Luca, Weak states: origins and consequences of the Sicilian Mafia. Available at http://www.nber.org/papers/w24115.

Cosandier, Charlène, Giuseppe De Feo and Małgorzata Knauff, (2017) “Duopoly with Deterministic One-way Spillovers”, Journal of Public Economic Theory.

De Feo, Giuseppe and Giacomo De Luca, (2017) “Mafia in the Ballot Box”, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 9(3), pp. 134-167. DOI: 10.1257/pol.20150551

Amerighi, Oscar and Giuseppe De Feo, (2017) “Tax Competition for Foreign Direct Investments and the Nature of the Incumbent Firm”, Journal of Public Economic Theory. DOI: 10.1111/jpet.12245

De Feo, Giuseppe and Jean Hindriks (2014), “Harmful competition in the insurance markets,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Vol 106, pp.213-226, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.06.002.

Amir, Rabah and Giuseppe De Feo (2014), “Endogenous Timing in a Mixed Duopoly,” International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 43 (5), p. 629-658. DOI 10.1007/s00182-013-0401-y.

Amerighi, Oscar and Giuseppe De Feo, (2014) “Competition for FDI and profit shifting: On the effects of subsidies and tax breaks,” Vol 70 (3), pp.374-404. FinanzArchiv/Public Finance Analysis. DOI 10.1628/001522114X684510.

De Feo, Giuseppe, Joana Resende and Maria Eugenia Sanin (2013), “Emission permits trading and downstream strategic interaction,” The Manchester School, vol 81 (5), p.780-802. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02310.x

De Feo, Giuseppe, Joana Resende and Maria Eugenia Sanin (2012), “Optimal allocation of tradable emission permits under upstream-downstream strategic interaction,” International Game Theory Review, Vol. 14, No. 4, DOI: 10.1142/S0219198912400038.

Capuano, Carlo and Giuseppe De Feo (2010), “Privatization in oligopoly: the impact of the shadow cost of public funds,” Rivista Italiana degli Economisti, 2010/2, p. 175-208.

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