Welcome to my site!  I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Irvine in June 2019.

My current research focuses on the political economy of migration and local development. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, including economic history. ​

 

At the moment, I'm interested in the regional effects of forced migration and the economic roots of religious participation.

See my paper, "Shocks and the spatial distribution of economic activity: The role of institutions," in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

Patrick A.

Testa

Assistant Professor of Economics

Tulane University

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