Andrea Vindigni is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Genova. He was previously Assistant Professor of Politics at Princeton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toulouse, and has been a post-doctoral fellow at MIT, and a visiting professor of political science at Stanford University. His research interests focus on the political economy of a broad class of institutions. In particular, he has written on the political determinants of job protection legislation, on the political economy of democratic constitutional choice, on the effects of wars on political institutions and democratic transitions. More recently he has also written on the political and economic origins of state capacity, of state power and of military dictatorships, and on the political economy of religiosity, redistribution, lobbying and economic growth.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in December 2002.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6473
Economic Journal, 126, 1238-1263
IZA Discussion Paper No. 4418
published in: Journal of the European Economic Association, 2010, 8 (2-3), 664-676
IZA Discussion Paper No. 3392
published in: American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 2010, 2 (1), 1-42