Dr Giuseppe De Feo

Associate Professor of EconomicsGiuseppe De Feo

Contact details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2901
  • Email: gdf9@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.02, Mallard House, Brookfield
  • Office hours: Currently on research leave

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 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Personal webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/giuseppedefeo



Research leave


EC3080 Public Economics Blackboard webpage


EC3000 Advanced Microeconomics Blackboard webpage

EC3080 Public Economics Blackboard webpage



2020-21 British Academy mid-career fellowship (£126,400) for the project "The good connections. A network analysis of organised crime, patronage, and local elites." https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/funding/mid-career-fellowships/past-awards/2020/

September 2015 Scottish Funding Council PEER grant (£5795) for the Workshop "The Economics of Organized Crime"

June 2015 Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE) grant (2500) for research visit to MIT.

Working Papers

Acemoglu, Daron, Giuseppe De Feo, Giacomo De Luca and Gianluca Russo, (2020) “War, Socialism and the Rise of Fascism: An Empirical Exploration”, National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper 27854. http://www.nber.org/papers/w27854

Accardo, Pasquale, Giuseppe De Feo and Giacomo De Luca, (2021) "With a Little Help from My Friends. Political competition with interest groups", Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3836462 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3836462


Pasquale Accardo. Project “Causes and Impacts of Criminal Organizations on Institutions and Socio-economic Development: The Case of the Sicilian Mafia”
Donya Brown. Title “Essays in Examining the Impediments to Economic Growth and Development”
Arpita Ghosh. Title “Essays on the Political Economy of Crime and Punishment”
I am willing to supervise students on topics related to political economy, economics of crime, and applied microeconomics.


Acemoglu, Daron, Giuseppe De Feo and Giacomo De Luca, (2020) “Weak states: Causes and Consequences of the Sicilian Mafia”, Review of Economic Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/restud/rdz009

De Feo, Giuseppe and Giacomo De Luca, (2017) “Mafia in the Ballot Box”, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 9(3), pp. 134-167. https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pol.20150551

Cosandier, Charlène, Giuseppe De Feo and Małgorzata Knauff, (2017) “Duopoly with Deterministic One-way Spillovers”, Journal of Public Economic Theory. Vol 19, pp. 1099-1117. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jpet.12280

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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/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. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167268114001711

Amir, Rabah and Giuseppe De Feo (2014), “Endogenous Timing in a Mixed Duopoly,” International Journal of Game Theory, vol. 43 (5), pp. 629-658. Vol 19, p.811-826. https://link.springer.com/article/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. https://doi.org/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), pp.780-802. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2012.02310.x

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), pp. 175-208. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1651525



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