Dr. Randolph Luca Bruno is Associate Professor in Economics at University College London, SSEES and since 2006 he holds a PhD in Economics and Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa with a thesis on Institutional Economics and Development. His main research interests include labor economics, comparative economics and the role of institutions and technology in economic development from both a Macro as well as Micro perspectives.

He is also Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn (he joined IZA as a Research Affiliate in March 2007 and became a Research Fellow in April 2010) and Senior Research Fellow at Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti-Milan, whose purpose is to promote applied and policy oriented research on labor markets and welfare systems in Europe (http://www.frdb.org).


During his Ph.D. he has been visiting student at Berkeley (University of California), research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets (London Business School) and intern at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (London). He has worked as short term consultant for the World Bank on different project. He also joined Fondazione Rodolfo DeBenedetti (Milan, Italy) as Affiliate in 2002.

Between 2006 and 2009 he has been Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy. He was Teaching Fellow at University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies between September 2009 and June 2010.

He has been Lecturer in Business Economics at the University of Birmingham between July 2010 and August 2012.

In 2012 he was appointed Lecturer in Economics at the University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies and since October 2016 he Associate Professor in Economics.

His research output is testified by high impact publications (Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Letters, Journal of Common Market Studies, Economic Systems, etc.), by leadership in rising funds (e.g. for the Department for International Development and Horizon2020), by consultancy roles for the World Bank, the European Commission and the UK Government and experience in PhD supervision on Development and Institutional Economics. His main publications cover topics such as the labour market dynamics in Europe, the entry process of new firms (e.g. domestic vs. foreign via FDI) in institutionally weak environment as well as the understanding of the root causes of long run economic development and innovation technology upgrading trajectories.

Furthermore, Randolph has been secretary of the European Association of Comparative Economic Studies and he has pre-doctoral experience in financial institutions as quantitative analyst and macroeconomist, and experience in management roles at University College London. His broad field of specialisation are "Comparative and Development Economics" and Specific fields, "Labour economics", "International Business" "Innovation Studies" and "Applied Micro-econometrics".



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IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 12465
published in: Economics Letters, available online 5 July 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8085
published in: World Economy,, 2018, 41 (5), 1342-1377
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7458
published in: Multinational Business Review, 2018, 26 (2), 126-144
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5504
Randolph Luca Bruno, Maria Bytchkova, Saul Estrin
published in: Review of Economics and Statistics, 2013, 95 (5), 1740-1749
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3724
Randolph Luca Bruno, Maria Bytchkova, Saul Estrin
substantially revised and rewritten version available as IZA DP No. 5504
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3502
published in: Journal of Common Market Studies, 2010, 48 (3), 661-685
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3497
substantially revised and rewritten version published as" 'Tax enforcement, tax compliance and tax morale in transition economies: A theoretical model' in: European Journal of Political Economy. 2019
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3231
published in: Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia, 2009, 68 (2), 149-173
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3161
substantially revised and rewritten version available as IZA DP No. 3502
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